State lawmakers have approved a plan to increase Illinois' minimum wage to $15 over five years.
You can help keep mental health services going in your community while getting the chance to win either a car or vacation. The Family Counseling Center isn’t waiting for Illinois lawmakers to...
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says lawmakers' inability to create a budget plan he'll accept for the third straight year is a "dereliction of duty."
The Illinois Senate has agreed with House changes to a measure that protects immigrants from indiscriminate federal attention.
The Illinois General Assembly returns for the final day of its spring session not much closer to a budget agreement than when it started in January.
A House panel has advanced a $37.3 billion Senate-backed spending plan that is funded by a $5.4 billion tax increase.
A lack of funding is putting a local community's programs for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors at risk. Staff with the Women's Center in Carbondale, Illinois, say, despite forthcoming...
A spokeswoman says Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a plan to automatically register qualified Illinois voters.
The Illinois House has approved a proposal that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years.
The Illinois Legislature has overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to automatically register qualified voters.
The Illinois House has approved a plan that prevents what advocates say is harassment of undocumented immigrants.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 197 others.
The Illinois House has endorsed a plan to make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates.
Testimonies at a legislative hearing have revealed investigators with Illinois' child welfare agency face high caseloads and feel pressured to quickly wrap up abuse investigations.
Without a budget and regular funding, the Williamson County Early Childhood Cooperative won’t open its doors next year. More than 600 young children are at risk of losing their preschool programs.
The Illinois General Assembly is back to work after the Senate approved a major spending package.
The Illinois Senate has approved a $5 billion income tax increase to fund what Democrats say would be a balanced, $37.3 billion budget.
The Legislature in Barack Obama's home state has decided to honor the 44th president's birthday.
Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases through legislation passed with support from a victim of imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's chief education adviser says the governor won't support an overhaul of Illinois' school-funding formula if it benefits Chicago Public Schools "at the expense" of othe...
Members of the majority party say the Legislature's May 31 adjournment deadline is looming. They are frustrated at the lack of progress on the compromise package worked out with Republicans.
Kids are about to head home for the summer, but for students in Illinois, classes may look a lot different when they return in the fall.
Top Illinois House Democrats are publicly asking Gov. Bruce Rauner why the Republican won't meet with them on state budget matters with just two weeks left in the spring legislative session.
Protesters urging Illinois lawmakers to agree on an annual state budget stepped off on a 200-mile march to Springfield.