ILLINOIS - Some lawmakers are trying to help people get back into the workforce. They're focusing on people with criminal records.
ILLINOIS -- Former governors are honored at the State Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- The state is working hard to prevent similar situations like the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
ILLINOIS – Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget puts a successful program for foster children on the chopping block to help close Illinois’s multi-billion dollar deficit.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are proposing softer punishments for smoking pot illegally.
ILLINOIS -- The state is struggling to pay its bills, but one lawmaker says he has a plan.
Update: 4:39 pm, 2/26/15, Thursday ILLINOIS -- Advocates for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) are back at the Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers want to make the state healthier by taxing soda.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois prisons are overcrowded and cost billions, but could a new program help keep people out of jail and save taxpayers money?
ILLINOIS -- People have been able to carry concealed firearms in the state for just over a year, but the list of place you can't take them may be growing.
ILLINOIS -- The state is helping people with autism get better library services.
SPRINGFIELD -- The city is getting a new mayor, but we don't know who yet.
ILLINOIS -- Students receiving state aid could pay the price, plus interest, for moving out of state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Like many state agencies, fire departments across Illinois are getting burned from budget cuts.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois' unemployment rate has fallen more than two percent since last year, but some are still out of work.
ILLINOIS -- Long hours on the road can lead to a need for fuel and not the kind you put in your car.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Bruce Rauner proposed spending millions more on K - 12 education.
ILLINOIS -- Smokers haven't been banned from lighting up in their cars for seven years, but a new bill could change that.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new bill could keep the city's high-speed rail project on track.
ILLINOIS -- Following what was the most expensive governor's race in Illinois history, some lawmakers want to level the playing field.
ILLINOIS -- Universities aren't the only ones to feel the effects of the new governor's new budget.
ILLINOIS -- Students in Illinois may not be able to afford Economics 101 as a result of Governor Bruce Rauner's budget plans.
ILLINOIS -- Not everyone agrees with Governor Bruce Rauner's plan for the budget.
ILLINOIS -- A new bill could help save money and bring tens of thousands of jobs to the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Several state workers got a scare Thursday afternoon.
ILLINOIS -- Gunshots at shooting ranges could soon sound a little muffled.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Governor Bruce Rauner is proposing about one-third of the University of Illinois' budget get cut.
ILLINOIS -- Now that Governor Bruce Rauner has released his budget plan, local lawmakers have their first chance to weigh in on what's expected to be a contentious debate.
ILLINOIS -- Will your Illinois driver’s license get you through airport security?
ILLINOIS -- With the Supreme Court expected to hear arguments on pension reform next month, one lawmaker who helped write the law is speaking out.
ILLINOIS -- E-cigarettes could fall under the same guidelines as cigarettes if the General Assembly gets its way.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are stepping up when it comes to the delay of childcare payments from the state.
ILLINOIS -- Before young drivers get their licenses, they may be spending more time behind the wheel.
ILLINOIS -- An organization is asking the federal court to jump-start reforms for the Department of Children and Family Services.
ILLINOIS -- Saving a life is number one on the minds of first responders.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new state bill would decriminalize small possessions of marijuana.
CHATHAM -- The state capitol isn't the only place where laws are created.
ILLINOIS -- County fairs are struggling. Low attendance numbers and lack of funding are just a few problems.
ILLINOIS -- If Illinois wants to reach its goal of having 60 percent of its workforce with a college degree by 2025, it will have to bring adults back to school.
ILLINOIS -- According to the CDC, more than 100 Americans die every day from concussion-related injuries.
ILLINOIS -- Republicans and Democrats are crossing the aisle to change how school funding is distributed.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's the 206th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday Thursday.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois used to provide the most affordable college education, but dwindling funds have left students needing help the most behind.
ILLINOIS -- People are smuggling cigarettes into the state, now more than ever before.
Update: 8:49 pm ILLINOIS – Lawmakers received a crash course in manufacturing as they toured the ADM Processing Plant, in Decatur.
ILLINOIS -- Deficits in the state budget could affect people with disabilities next.
ILLINOIS -- The Attorney General is telling gas stations to stop selling synthetic drugs.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois passed its concealed-carry law in 2013, prompting mental health professionals to report any dangerous individuals through a statewide database.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of Illinois' libraries are getting aid from the state.
ILLINOIS -- Efforts to make sure people had health insurance cost the state millions.