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Illinois businesses are fighting legislation that would force them to disclose key financial information.

Illinois business leaders didn't back Governor Pat Quinn when he was running for office but now they're touting his proposals to overhaul the state's pension system.

The Illinois Senate has agreed to end the practice of letting lawmakers hand out free college educations to their constituents.

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn is asking business leaders to help him pass legislation that will require harsh cuts for union members and poor families.

Retired state and public university employees will have to kick in for their health insurance under a measure approved by an Illinois House committee. 


A panel of Illinois lawmakers is going against the recommended closure of the state's only super max prison.

Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride has announced another expansion of the state's experiment with cameras in courtrooms.

Wednesday a House education panel okayed a plan that would change math standards for middle and high school students in Illinois.

The Illinois Senate is considering a measure that would expand the rights of crime victims.

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The group Landmarks Illinois is out with its annual list of the most endangered historic places in the state including a high school in southern Illinois.

Victims of crime could have a broader set of rights under a proposed change to the Illinois Constitution.

A doctor for US Senator Mark Kirk says he is "mentally sharp" four months after he suffered a stroke.

Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland has served for two decades as the state's highest auditing authority.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is out with his plan to reform the state's pension system.

Human service providers throughout Illinois say they are worried about the impact potential state budget cuts will have on those who need help.

A bipartisan group tasked with finding ways to cut $2.7 billion from Illinois' Medicaid budget hasn't accomplished its mission.

Wisconsin’s embattled Governor says Illinois is a prime example of why he should remain in office.

The parent company of the Southern Illinoisan newspaper in Carbondale continues to cut expenses faster than revenue is declining.


It would be harder for the Illinois legislature to increase state employee pensions under a measure that won House committee approval Tuesday.

State lawmakers will be back at the capitol on Tuesday following a two-week break.

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is headed to Southern Illinois...  and a local lawmaker says legislation before the General Assembly would help protect citizens and environment.

Illinois' Treasurer contends political considerations are preventing the state from saving $12-million.

The lawyer for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith says the Chicago democrat plans to return to work in Springfield despite numerous calls for him to step down.

Illinois U-S Senator Mark Kirk is still recovering after suffering a stroke in January.

A public policy group says the State University Retirement System in Illinois needs to be stabilized rather than reformed.

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Governor Pat Quinn says the Illinois House's budget proposal cuts too deep into education spending.

 The Illinois House Thursday approved a rough outline for steep reductions on everything from elementary schools and colleges to healthcare for the poor.

This week Illinois became the first state to put its lottery games online.  Now the state Senate has voted to expand the offerings.

Staff lay-offs and consolidations are likely for Illinois' regional offices of education.

A spokeswoman for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the governor’s office regularly calls trustees at SIU and at other state universities to promote Quinn’s education policies and to make sure the boards are productive and accountable.