Illinois’ gun debate: Legislation, litigation and emotion fuel one of the state’s most polarizing conflicts.
The Illinois attorney general’s office is currently defending more than 20 civil matters challenging some aspect of the state’s laws and rules around firearms ownership.
Democratic lawmakers came together during the final legislative session of the year to approve changes aimed at clarifying their controversial criminal justice overhaul.
Here's what you might have missed this week in Illinois government news.
Advocates warn that Democrats will lose rural states with the change.
Illinois was one of 16 states, along with Puerto Rico, that asked for consideration as a top-five state.
See Iowans' take on the decision of the rule-making arm of the Democratic Party to put South Carolina ahead of Iowa on the voting calendar for 2024.
Lawmakers have amended the SAFE-T Act. But what does the amendment do — and what do prosecutors think?
The committee voted Friday to reshape the early presidential nominating calendar, removing Iowa from the early window.
The U.S. Justice Department announced a settlement with the state of Iowa to resolve allegations of abuse and inadequate care at the Glenwood Resource Center for people with intellectual disabilities.
Illinois Democrats have unveiled a proposal to ban assault weapons and eliminate the ability for most people under 21 to obtain a gun permit in the state.
Illinois lawmakers in the Senate and House passed the measure on the final legislative day of the year.
The Illinois Senate approved a series of changes to a nearly two-year-old criminal justice reform law just one month before some of its key provisions are slated to take effect.
In an interview with Lee Enterprises in the state Capitol on Thursday, Brady said he was "very encouraged and honored" to be tapped by his former rival.
A historical marker dedicated Wednesday on the grounds of Illinois' Old State Capitol commemorates the date when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama announced his 2008 presidential bid there.
The follow-up bill was scheduled for a Thursday committee hearing and it wasn’t clear if the amendment contained the bill’s final language or if more changes were coming.
The court reversed several contempt citations filed against DCFS Director Marc Smith for failing to comply with court orders to place state wards in appropriate settings.
The marker commemorates the day nearly 16 years ago when thousands came to see then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama announce his 2008 presidential bid from the Old State Capitol.
"We in Illinois have to do everything we can … to make sure we're doing our part to call out Russia and to end this war," said Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago.
DES MOINES — Iowa’s four U.S. House members voted Wednesday to approve legislation designed to avert a potential strike by railroad workers.
Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday submitted proposed changes to controversial criminal justice measures slated to take effect on New Year’s Day.
Illinois business and labor groups have agreed on a plan to erase a $1.8 billion debt, generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, in the account that covers unemployment benefits.
The Democratic National Committee’s rulemaking arm is meeting Friday to begin deciding which states should be the first four to vote, while considering adding a fifth slot.
Illinois’ Inclusive Athletic Attire Act was first of its kind in the US. But some athletes say there is still confusion on the courts.
In a Chicago appearance, former Vice President Mike Pence denounced former President Donald Trump's dinner with antisemitic purveyors Kanye West and Nick Fuentes.
Filing for reelection on Monday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the "only rational choice is to return me to office."
Republican state Rep. Tony McCombie will be the first woman to lead a House caucus for either party in Illinois. Learn more about her:
When lawmakers return to Springfield next week, at the center of discussions about the SAFE-T Act will be a key provision for ending cash bail.
JOHNSTON — An apparent cybersecurity breach has caused Iowa PBS to cancel the remainder of its annual fall fundraising pledge drive.