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.
ILLINOIS -- A state law is too broad. That's why the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act.
SPRINGFIELD -- A proposal to give seniors free hunting and fishing licenses could come at a cost.
SPRINGFIELD -- A decision made by the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday could be used to undo hundreds of convictions.
SPRINGFIELD -- Families torn apart by our country's immigration policies are calling on lawmakers to change them.
ILLINOIS -- A number of Democratic supporters say they're going to back Republican Bruce Rauner for governor.
ILLINOIS -- The general election is eight months away, but a lot of folks are already looking ahead at what will be a highly-contested race for governor.
ILLINOIS -- One of the biggest races on the radar is the race for governor.
Update: 10:08 pm URBANA -- Millions of dollars have been poured into political races for this primary election. On Tuesday, candidates will find out if their big investments paid off.
ILLINOIS -- Republican candidates for governor are making their last push before Tuesday's primary.
MACON COUNTY -- A state representative is getting ready to present a new bill in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD -- A call to raise minimum wage in Illinois is coming from a Hollywood A-lister.
SPRINGFIELD -- A governor hopeful is making a last-minute surge.
ILLINOIS -- County governments could lose control over where wind farms go in their areas.
ILLINOIS -- Nearly $1 billion was added to the Illinois revenue stream last year. It's because of the Attorney General's Office.
ILLINOIS -- School districts could face more challenges if lawmakers pass deep budget cuts.
ILLINOIS -- They've been dubbed "cop-in-a-box," but supporters argue, speed enforcement cameras are an added tool for law enforcement.
Latest: 4:03 pm, 3/10/14, Monday MACON COUNTY -- Monday was the first chance same-sex couples could get a marriage license here.
URBANA -- The Champaign County Humane Society posted on its Facebook page information about the Humane Care for Animals Act.
ILLINOIS -- A loophole some sex offenders are jumping through could soon be closed.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are moving forward to create an exclusion list of people for the Illinois Gaming Board.
ILLINOIS -- Concealed-carry is now the law in Illinois, but gun rights advocates are still fighting for more rights saying concealed-carry is just a start.
SPRINGFIELD -- Ash Wednesday is when Christians get the sign of the cross marked on their foreheads with ashes.
ILLINOIS -- Drivers who smoke behind the wheel could get a ticket if they have kids in the car.
ILLINOIS -- The state's second-in-command says she supports independent redistricting.
ILLINOIS -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is encouraging counties in the state to move forward with same-sex marriages.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is facing a heroin epidemic.
ILLINOIS -- The primary election is two weeks away. All four GOP candidates discussed their platforms.
ILLINOIS -- State leaders say they're doing a better job of paying the state's bills.
SPRINGFIELD -- Voters who don't want to wait until the March 18 primary don't have to.
Latest: 5:48 pm, 3/2/14, Sunday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- If you applied for a concealed-carry license, you might want to check your mailbox.
ILLINOIS -- State lawmakers are trying to make more room in prisons. A new bill could help do that by making the punishment for some drug crimes less severe.
SPRINGFIELD -- Prosecutors could get more time to press charges in sexual assault cases.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new audit finds more than $20 million in state tax may have been misused.
URBANA -- Champaign County became the second county in the state to issue same-sex marriage licenses. It comes just days after a federal judge ruled Cook County could do the same.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of workers made their voices heard Wednesday.
ILLINOIS -- Cook County is now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say figuring out next year's budget is going to be their biggest challenge this spring.
ILLINOIS -- Starting the first of the year the state drew the line; no more distractions behind the wheel. Drivers must put down their phones. But there's an exception. Police don't have to follow the rule, even though they may have more fighting for their attention than the rest of us.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- About a dozen cities in the state are teaming up to try to get more done in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD -- A bill which would give cellphone owners a little more power could be up for debate in the General Assembly.
SPRINGFIELD -- One tool police can use when they need to catch a criminal is electronic surveillance. But, there's a new push to make sure it's only happening when it needs to.
Update: 10:08 pm, 2/22/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- Sugary drinks could soon cost you more.
COOK COUNTY -- Some same-sex couples in Illinois won't have to wait until June to say "I do."
ILLINOIS -- The proposed minimum wage raise could end up costing students at state universities.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois' factory farms are coming under fire. Environment Illinois says these farms are contaminating the water supply.
ILLINOIS -- A measure has been endorsed by a House committee.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been five years since the federal stimulus bill was rolled out and Vice President Joe Biden is using Illinois as an example of the program's success.
Update: 4:22 pm, 2/19/14, Wednesday SPRINGFIELD -- There's a new push to ease the rules for some repeat DUI offenders.
ILLINOIS -- The deadline to register to vote in the March primary is Tuesday at midnight.
ILLINOIS -- There's a push to crack down on people using over-the-counter medication to make illegal drugs.