Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has dismissed a long-time political consultant after an investigation found he sent inappropriate text messages to a colleague. 

Illinois will postpone submitting fresh voter data to a controversial multi-state voter registration database because the Kansas-based program hasn't offered an updated security plan. 

A suburban Chicago college student is suing her school for allegedly violating her free-speech rights by prohibiting her from handing out flyers from a socialist group that read, "Shut Down Capitalism." 

Planning for Illinois' bicentennial celebration lags behind recent anniversaries elsewhere.

As Illinois’ top political leaders struggle to end a two year budget standoff, one of them has announced she’s resigning. 

Group pushes for statewide redistricting change

May 7, 2015

A group wants voters in Illinois to weigh-in on changing the way state political districts are crafted.  But this isn’t the first push to that end:

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is attacking a political watchdog group.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.