ILLINOIS -- How students are punished could soon change.
ILLINOIS -- Fewer kids might be riding the bus to school.
ILLINOIS -- A new tax, expected to bring in big bucks, isn't quite stacking up.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of thousands of children in the state go hungry each day.
ILLINOIS -- There's a push to make life harder on bullies.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of unused patrol cars are raising questions.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are stepping up their efforts to crackdown on heroin.
SPRINGFIELD -- Critics say "no" to a tax increase on fuel. They say it wouldn't just dig into customers' pockets, but hurt businesses as well.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is threatening some of its historic sites.
SPRINGFIELD -- Law enforcement could soon track those who violate restraining orders just by hitting a switch.
ILLINOIS -- Ticket quotas could soon be a thing of the past.
ILLINOIS -- Remember how high heating costs were this winter?
ILLINOIS -- If you're not already saving for retirement, some lawmakers want to help you get the ball rolling.
ILLINOIS -- On the heels of equal pay for women, Illinois' lawmakers are focusing on the rights of expectant mothers in the workplace.
ILLINOIS -- School districts are in desperate need of teachers and retirees are being asked to step back into the classroom.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are proposing a way to help inmates further their education and their futures.
ILLINOIS -- The push to force home builders to add fire sprinkler systems, could be put off yet again.
ILLINOIS -- State and federal lawmakers want changes to how disaster relief aid is handed out.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a lesson in politics for UI students.
SPRINGFIELD -- One lawmaker wants to ground some planes used by state leaders.
ILLINOIS -- Amtrak could add more destinations in Central Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- Military families could get continued support in the state.
ILLINOIS -- Law enforcement could be handing out smaller penalties to those caught with small amounts of marijuana.
ILLINOIS -- The statute of limitations to analyze rape kids could be thrown out the window.
ILLINOIS -- Charter school advocates were loud and proud at the Capitol Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- A bill allowing schools to suspend or expel students convicted of certain felonies passed the Illinois House.
ILLINOIS -- Politicians in the state have a lot of work to do to gain the trust of residents.
ILLINOIS -- The state's new concealed-carry law could already be helping people defend themselves.
Update: 10:05 pm, 4/5/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- Concealed-carry instructors and their students are being disqualified for improper training.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers want to shed more light on the state's high school sports association.
ILLINOIS -- A few missteps by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has the Quinn Administration looking to redirect the agency.
ILLINOIS -- Many businesses never rebuild after disaster strikes. That is why a local lawmaker is proposing big breaks for small businesses affected by tornadoes.
ILLINOIS -- Hunters could catch a break if an NRA lobbyist gets his way.
ILLINOIS -- Prison advocates are taking their concerns to the state's highest court.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois is the only state that makes you hand over your license to police if you get a speeding ticket. That could change.
ILLINOIS -- Truck stops could bring in more money for the state.
ILLINOIS -- Senator Chapin Rose (R) wants to increase safety for emergency crews on the highway.
ILLINOIS -- Help is on the way for first-time home buyers.
SPRINGFIELD -- A nationwide push to raise the minimum wage made a stop in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD -- The last time you bought a car in Illinois, you didn't do business on a Sunday.
Update: 10:04 pm, 3/29/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- A temporary tax hike could be extended much longer than originally planned.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of elderly inmates may have a chance to be released early.
Update: 5:35 pm, 3/27/14, Thursday SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of union workers from all over the state showed up at the Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- A newly released report recommends keeping juvenile sex offenders off registries.
ILLINOIS -- Gun owners could face a bigger fine if a new bill in the legislature moves forward.
ILLINOIS -- This week, some Illinois students are taking a test to help prepare them for a big change.
ILLINOIS -- The NCAA's Big Ten could soon become the Big 13 if a Senate proposal adds a third state university to the twelve team conference.
SPRINGFIELD -- Gun range owners are trying to keep up with demand as thousands of residents apply for concealed-carry permits.
Update: 10:42 pm, 3/22/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- When a couple gets divorced, the dispute over who gets the kids and when, can turn ugly.
ILLINOIS -- A plan to increase the minimum wage is moving forward.