An investigation has found that despite Illinois officials' promise to reform troubled group homes for disabled adults, allegations of abuse and neglect have risen, staffing levels have fallen and state oversight has been slow.

The mayor of Springfield says he's lobbying Illinois legislators to let the city annex the State Fairgrounds and use some city sales tax revenue generated there to repair several of its buildings.

Proposals calling for sexual harassment training for elected officials and others at the state Capitol are in the works. 

Illinois Lawmakers to Combat Sexual Harassment

Oct 24, 2017

Illinois lawmakers will consider a measure that mandates legislators, their staff, and lobbyists complete yearly sexual harassment training.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved the creation of the Illinois Muslim American Advisory Council. 

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's determined to fight a "corrupt political machine in Chicago" and its "special deals" as he seeks a second term.

Republican state legislators from around Chicago are pitching a plan to repeal the new sweetened beverage tax in Cook County. 

Two Republican legislators won't seek re-election next year. 

The sponsor of a plan overhauling how Illinois funds schools says Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed changes are an "all-out assault" on public education that would mean less state spending on schools over time.  

Illinois legislators have adjourned the third day of a special session without wading into a school funding fight. 

A credit ratings agency has removed Illinois from a credit watch since legislators approved a budget and ended a more than two-year impasse. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says if legislators fail to send him a budget by Friday, he'll extend a legislative special session until they "get the job done."

If Illinois legislators don't approve a budget this week, lottery players in the state won't get jackpots over $25,000. 

Illinois legislators are considering whether local governments should be allowed to declare bankruptcy. Members of the Illinois House heard from dueling experts today.

Governor Bruce Rauner has signaled that he's willing to move some items off his so-called Turnaround Agenda. Rauner says it's premature to give details today. But he hopes to explain soon.  

Illinois' high court is opening its doors for a special evening session and the justices want the governor and legislators to be there.