Update: 10:09 pm UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI leaders are looking for another way to pay out pensions.
SPRINGFIELD -- There are already strict laws in Illinois banning texting and talking on the phone while driving.
SPRINGFIELD -- Things are looking up on Illinois' job front with the state adding more private-sector jobs and unemployment rates falling back in most metro areas.
SPRINGFIELD -- The clock is ticking for lawmakers to reach a deal on the farm bill.
SPRINGFIELD -- Now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a pension reform bill into law, a coalition of labor unions and other organizations are preparing to file suit.
CHICAGO -- Governor Quinn signed the Pension Reform Bill into law in a private ceremony Thursday afternoon.
SPRINGFIELD -- Temperatures aren't the only thing falling.
ILLINOIS -- Companies wanting special tax breaks have to wait a little longer to find out if they'll get them.
SPRINGFIELD -- Those wanting the new temporary visitor's drivers licenses won't have to wait much longer.
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though lawmakers passed pension reform, the fight is far from over.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of state workers say benefits in the new pension proposal are small compared to what they're being asked to give up.
Update: 10:01 pm SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers finally have a deal on something they've been arguing about for close to half a decade.
Update: 4:23 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Before lawmakers met to debate the pension proposal, there were some tense moments across the street.
ASHLAND -- If you're looking for novelty treats or delicacies this holiday season, look no further than your own backyard. The state is trying to get the word out about Illinois products.
SPRINGFIELD -- A suburban Chicago state senator wants a state rule relaxed when it comes to auto dealers.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been almost six months since the special pension committee got to work.
SPRINGFIELD -- Political season is officially underway. Candidates started filing petitions for state elections Monday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' financial luck seems to be running out again.
SPRINGFIELD -- State prison officials are working on a new policy for inmates who want to get married behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- Legislative leaders sound closer to a potential deal on pension.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's unions are ready to fight proposed changes to the pension system.
SPRINGFIELD -- The man behind a proposal to limit lawmakers' time in office says he's halfway to his goal.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's pension systems are getting a much-needed boost.
Latest: 10:03 pm CHICAGO -- It's official. Illinois is now the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- Remember those $700,000 put in at the capitol? One lawmaker says they might pose a security risk.
SPRINGFIELD -- Tuesday marks the 150th Anniversary of one of the most famous speeches in U.S. history; the Gettysburg Address.
SPRINGFIELD -- A problem is putting children at risk of getting sick.
SPRINGFIELD -- The leader of the local Catholic Diocese is getting statewide attention for his comments on same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- More information is coming out about reimbursements for DNR administrators.
SPRINGFIELD -- Administrators for the state's Department of Natural Resources drove more than 30,000 miles last year and got reimbursed for all of it.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been told to "save the date" for a possible pension vote early next month.
SPRINGFIELD -- The candidates vying to become the state's next governor are being thrown a curve-ball.
SPRINGFIELD -- The General Assembly's spring session starts in January, but lawmakers could be back sooner than that.
SPRINGFIELD -- Your income taxes are set to go down in 2015, but the problem is, state finances haven't improved since the tax went up. So, will the tax hike become permanent?
SPRINGFIELD -- The state hopes upgrades to the convention center will have a ripple effect.
SPRINGFIELD -- We're still months away from the primary for Illinois governor, but Tuesday night, the candidates started positioning themselves.
Update: 6:07 pm, 11/12/13, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- For the first time, Governor Quinn's running mate is speaking publicly.
SPRINGFIELD -- Farmers who've been paid to not farm their land are reconsidering the arrangement.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of flags are waving on the lawn of the Old State Capitol.
SPRINGFIELD -- A small business owner says he's in a tough spot.
SPRINGFIELD -- Every year the city celebrates Veterans Day with a parade, but this year, organizers decided to do it a little differently.
SPRINGFIELD -- One of the biggest honors a service member can get is a special medal. But some people have lost theirs over the years.
SPRINGFIELD -- E-cigarettes are becoming a popular alternative to traditional tobacco products. So, popular, in fact, two southern Illinois county jails are now letting inmates use them behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- Want to take your kids hunting? The process could get a little easier.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some good financial news for Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of people who work in Illinois' horse racing industry say they're worried they won't have jobs next year.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Senate passed a bill Thursday to offer private investors tax incentives to redevelop abandoned state facilities.
SPRINGFIELD -- A study projects same-sex marriage will pump $75 million into the wedding industry in Illinois over the next 3 years.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's no secret the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act has been rocky.