SPRINGFIELD -- Newly appointed State Representative Avery Bourne is the youngest person ever to hold a seat in the Illinois General Assembly.
ILLINOIS – More help could be on the way for veterans if a bill sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin passes through Congress.
ILLINOIS -- The choke-hold has been a controversial police procedure, especially with the recent death of Eric Garner at the hands of officers in New York.
Update: 5:35 pm, 3/5/15, Thursday ILLINOIS -- The General Assembly is still looking for ways to help with education funding.
ILLINOIS -- If you're in the market for a new vehicle, you might want to check the calendar before heading out the door.
ILLINOIS -- Not all parents want to let their kids take the new Common Core State Test.
ILLINOIS- Senate Dems say they’ve had enough with delay on fixing budget shortfalls and are an seeking alternative solution.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are getting involved in a fight between the UI and a one-time professor.
ILLINOIS -- When it comes to police, cities could get less money from the state and the governor's plan could leave some doing more work.
ILLINOIS – A staggering new statistic was revealed about Illinois’s education funding during a house committee hearing on the subject.
ILLINOIS -- Your food packaging could soon look different if lawmakers pass a bill requiring genetically-modified foods be labeled.
ILLINOIS -- Former governor Pat Quinn is collecting a pretty penny in pension payments.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers and community leaders are talking about a serious and deadly liver disease.
ILLINOIS -- For many, the topic of suicide is uncomfortable. People don't like to talk about it.
ILLINOIS -- Some kids dream about becoming doctors; others becoming teachers.
SPRINGFIELD -- Soon enough, the snow will melt and flowers will bloom, but law enforcement says warmer weather also means an increase in copper theft.
ILLINOIS -- The end of February means the end of Black History Month; a time to learn about so many who have made an impact on the world.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers are trying to help people get back into the workforce.
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.