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Researchers are reporting the first sighting of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois in 30 years.

The Fifth District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon has ruled that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration should be paying unionized state workers scheduled increases promised by contract.

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield on Tuesday for the final days of its fall session after spending last week wrestling a sexual-harassment quandary.

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state's next attorney general.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has made official what's already widely known: He's seeking re-election for a second term.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that would provide state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions.

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Officials at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are offering a semester's free tuition and fees for information in a case involving a racial slur.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a new Illinois law that will let adults earn high school diplomas instead of general-education certificates.

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Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury says he's dropping out of the race for Illinois governor to run for attorney general.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's not seeking re-election for a fifth term.  

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's top education advisor is leaving her post this week.  

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Eastern Illinois University data show that enrollment for the fall semester is down by about 5 percent but it's the school's lowest decline from fall-to-fall in six years.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging residents to take precautions after credit-monitoring company Equifax said a breach exposed information about 143 million Americans.

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Gov. Bruce Rauner criticized Democrats' call Monday to borrow money to take a chunk out of a $14.4 billion pile of overdue bills.        

Illinois legislators are headed to the Capitol for a special session on school funding called by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

A southern Illinois correctional officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges accusing him of assaulting and injuring a handcuffed inmate.

The ACLU accuses a juvenile detention facility in southern Illinois of improperly and unnecessarily seeking prosecutions of several dozen detainees.

A package of legislation aimed at ending a two-year Illinois budget standoff is back to the House.

The Illinois Senate has approved an income tax increase to raise $5 billion a year aimed at ending the nation's longest state budget crisis since at least the Great Depression.

Fiscal forecasters for the Illinois General Assembly estimate the state's end-of-year budget deficit will top $6 billion.

A federal judge in Chicago says Illinois isn't in compliance with court orders to promptly pay health-care bills for low-income and other vulnerable groups even as the state heads into a third year without a budget.

A federal judge says she'll decide soon whether to order Illinois to pay health-care bills for low-income and other groups even as the state heads into another fiscal year without a budget.

A federal appeals court again has rejected a request from former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for a rehearing on his request for another resentencing.

Illinois is again at the center of a national movement involving the Equal Rights Amendment, 35 years after the state failed to ratify it.

Moody's Investors Service says it will review most of Illinois' public universities for potential credit downgrades over the next three months.

An appeals court is considering whether Illinois' imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich should get a third sentencing hearing.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in prison watchtowers with security cameras. It's an effort to cut down on overtime costs for the cash-strapped state.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it plans to lay off state prison nurses to "streamline" medical services and coordinate them with the current health care vendor.

Two state workers who joined Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit arguing labor unions shouldn't be allowed to collect fees from non-members say they're appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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