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"The film industry here in Illinois continues to grow stronger," Illinois FILM Office Director Christine Dudley said.
SPRINGFIELD - A Republican state senator from southern Illinois has introduced a bill that would make it easier for independent and third-party candidates to ...
The disparities in education between rich and poor school districts in Illinois also are among the greatest in the nation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers may be including a proposal to tax sugary drinks in the state budget.
protests erupted across the country on Inauguration Day, but a group of young people rallied at the Illinois State Capitol with a positive message.
Raymond Elliott said he was a rare Republican among his colleagues when he used to visit Washington to lobby on behalf of the National Association of Postal ...
Chicago (AP) - The Illinois state police is warning Illinois residents about a phone scam that is happening around the state.
Illinois ended 2016 with 28,400 more jobs than it had when the year started, though a big job drop in December didn't help the cause.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a temporary extension of a corporate tax incentive program which has been criticized as ...
The Illinois Film Office released the statistic Friday, saying the 2016 figure of $499 million represents a 51 percent increase over 2015.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Illinois Department of public health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating illnesses caused by the Seoul virus, a rare virus type carried by Norway rats, according to a ...
Illinois senior guard Malcolm Hill is fourth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.8 points per game and senior center Maverick Morgan is second on the team at 10.4.
Hold your breath. Our elected state officials may be inching toward an end to the budget impasse that has devastated the State of Illinois.
Sallie Mae Bank and Navient have been practicing widespread abuse in their student lending practices, leading to billions of dollars of needless debt, according to a lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. (Ally Marotti/Chicago Tribune).
A mysterious Skittles spill on a rural highway in Wisconsin is taking another twist, with Mars saying it doesn't know why the discarded candy might have been headed to become cattle feed.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) - The Dripping Springs teen who stabbed his mom with a screwdriver has been arrested in Alton, Illinois after days on the ...
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield.
Eight portraits lined the entrance to the lower level of the hotel lobby where the Illinois State Society put on its inaugural celebration Thursday evening.
Six cases of Seoul virus, a type of hantavirus that can cause flu-like symptoms and, in severe cases, renal disease, have been linked to two Illinois rat breeders, according to the Illinois Department of public health. The two Illinois locations ...
Sources say this resulted from necessary Illinois state budget cuts paired with a recent drop in enrollment. The sources say that this enrollment issue is primarily due to parents not wanting their children at the school because of a recent uptick in ...
That's the law in Illinois. I've known about that process for years, but the lack of oversight really hit home after state Rep. Monique Davis, D-Chicago, recently resigned.
Two grain-elevator shutdowns in less than three months represent the first claims in years for an Illinois insurance fund intended to protect farmers with grain ...
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - A doctor involved in an ongoing battle with the state over his certification of patients in Illinois' medical marijuana program is planning to close his clinics in Marion and Orland Park. Dr. Bodo Schneider announced Tuesday ...
The Obama White House has always been nervous about being accused of favoring the president's adopted home state, so Illinois contenders for federal funds, loans or other aid felt pressure to over-perform in their bids for grants or loans or other help.
GREENUP, Ill. - State and federal health officials have fined an eastern Illinois nursing home nearly $120,000 for failing to immediately notify a doctor that a resident identified as a "known complainer" had suffered a heart attack last August.
A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the state's flag desecration law declared unconstitutional.
LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say three people have been found dead in a townhouse in a suburb northwest of Chicago. police didn't immediately release details of the circumstances of the deaths, which were discovered Tuesday in Lake in ...
Now, it's just waiting for a signature from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Rauner's administration has said it's on board with the latest plan after negotiations.
Back in May, Caterpillar Inc. (nyse:CAT) looked like a better buy than Illinois tool Works (NYSE:ITW) on a risk/reward basis.
Despite the more than years-long wait, Davidsmeyer isn't going to get his hopes up about a new state budget in the near future unless the Illinois House becomes more involved. Davidsmeyer was sworn-in as the 100th District's State Representative in the ...
GREENUP, Ill. - State and federal health officials have fined an eastern Illinois nursing home nearly $120,000 for failing to immediately notify a doctor that a resident identified as a "known complainer" had suffered a heart attack last August.
St. Louis (KTVI) - State law enforcement agencies and transportation departments in Missouri and Illinois have issued winter weather travel advisories ahead of the expected ice storm.
Illinois ranks fourth in the Big Ten in scoring offense at 78.3 points per game while Michigan is second in scoring defense at 63.9.
MARSHALL, Ill. (AP) - More communities in Illinois are adopting their own penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana now that the state has eliminated the possibility of jail time.
This task fell on the shoulders of Elias Kent Kane, the father of Illinois's first Constitution. A slaveholder himself from Randolph County, Kane understood the economic and political realities of the time would not permit the immediate abolition of ...
insurance industry lobbying groups are speaking out against a proposed amendment to an Illinois statute that would give insurance regulators in that state more control over workers' compensation rates.
The school district said it was working with the Illinois Department of public health to more clearly identify the virus and following norovirus procedures in the meantime.
Illinois is one of 39 states that sends consumers to the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, to shop for and buy plans. Last year, 346,869 Illinois consumers selected during the same time period. According to the HHS data, 400,000 Illinois consumers were ...
Illinois is not participating in the two-year federal pilot program, which is considered a test before making online food purchasing a permanent option for those receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The Illinois House has approved a four-month extension of a corporate tax incentive program amid an ongoing budget standoff.
Illinois is one of 39 states that sends consumers to the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, to shop for and buy plans. Last year, 346,869 Illinois consumers selected during the same time period. According to the HHS data, 400,000 Illinois consumers were ...
Illinois is poised to become one of the first states to require schools and day care centers to test water fountains and faucets for brain-damaging lead.
Illinois Senate Parliamentarian Giovanni Randazzo, center, unloads a box of paperwork containing budget bills along on the Senate floor prior to both Democrats and Republicans going into caucus during the lame duck session at the Illinois State Capitol ...
The closure of Trunk Club's distribution center on Goose Island and the shuttering of a River North gym contribute to more than 600 layoffs expected in Illinois in the coming months, according to notices filed with the state in December. Trunk Club, a ...
"The Illinois government has been dysfunctional for a long time. They have borrowed (stolen) from state employee contribution pensions and failed to fund their share.
Chicago, Il - Illinois gets a new spot in United Van Lines' annual ranking of states with the most inbound and outbound moves in 2016.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Illinois history buffs will get the chance to look back at 2,000 years of Native American history.
Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) says legislation that would expand abortion rights in Illinois not only violates federal law and is unaffordable, but is an attack on the sanctity of innocent human life.
CARTERVILLE -- John A. Logan is just one of seven Illinois community colleges that will get thousands in emergency funds. The Illinois Community College Board announced Friday that a total of $3 million will be divided among them equally. Over the past ...


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