Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state's climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century.
Hate your driver's license photo? One Illinois secretary of state candidate wants to offer a redo.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a sweeping energy regulation overhaul into law Wednesday. Here's what's in it.
Lawyers in a 2016 hush-money lawsuit against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert involving decades-old sexual abuse have agreed to settle the case.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and aldermen beat back an attempted challenge to the mayor’s lucrative policy of using speed cameras to ticket cars going as little as 6 mph over the limit.
The lack of ICU beds in southern Illinois epitomizes one of the worst fears of state leaders throughout the pandemic: that hospitals could get overrun.
Lawmakers are asking the Illinois State Board of Education to clarify the process of punishing schools that don’t follow Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s mask mandate.
Forty-seven Illinois public school districts have been placed on suspension for refusing to enforce a mask mandate, although all but four have since agreed to comply.
Supporters touted the change as an important way to lower the amount of plastic that ends up in the trash.
Starting Oct. 1, the free child care benefit will be available to eligible parents living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, or $53,000 for a family of four.
Immigrants are fighting detention at McHenry and Kankakee jails, while prosecutors are fighting a law that would end detentions in Illinois.
The plan was endorsed 82-33 after 2 1/2 hours of debate not over the goal of shrinking the state's carbon footprint, but how to do it.
"Our backs were turned and the next thing you know they just started shooting ... I didn't know what to do but to get up and run."
"I was sexually assaulted," the woman told jurors Thursday at Kelly's sex-trafficking trial. "It wasn't something I invited."
The idea behind the legislation is that Illinois would do its part to slow climate change by eliminating carbon emissions.
A judge on Thursday dismissed a federal racketeering lawsuit filed by a state watchdog group over the alleged scheme by Commonwealth Edison to bribe former House Speaker Michael Madigan.
The Chicago Teachers Union raised questions Thursday about safety and transparency in the nation's third-largest school district, saying an online database tracking COVID-19 cases is inaccurate.
Byron’s nuclear plant has generated jobs and revenue for decades. Now its future is on the line in Springfield: "We're pawns in a big chess game."
Chicago's mayor says the new plan would make it easier for minority applicants get into a lucrative business now dominated locally by white-owned companies.
Acknowledging it has lagged behind deadlines set as part of a court-ordered consent decree, the Chicago Police Department said it has reworked its reform process to more quickly become compliant.
"That's the worst thing you can do is look over your shoulder."
"The big picture view is this really solidifies Springfield under Democratic control. It's a very aggressive map. Also, it's made to create chaos within the Republican caucus."