ILLINOIS -- Stiffer penalties are now in place for those who abuse animals.
ILLINOIS -- Election Day is just a few short months away, but if voters don't brush up on what's going to be on the ballot, they could be in for a surprise November 4.
ILLINOIS -- There could be changes coming to workers' compensation.
Update: 10:23 pm, 7/30/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- Schools have gotten safer for people with severe allergies.
ILLINOIS -- Come November, voters could get a chance to weigh in on the idea of an extra tax on millionaires.
ILLINOIS -- People with disabilities are bringing awareness to their daily struggles.
ILLINOIS -- People who are visually impaired will have access to more resources at some libraries in the state.
ILLINOIS -- The state is taking steps to help the transgender community.
ILLINOIS -- The state is looking at ways of keeping bikers safe on the road.
ILLINOIS -- The debate over raising the minimum wage is taking on a new twist.
ILLINOIS -- The state's personal income tax could be driving down Illinois' economy.
ILLINOIS -- A new bill signed this week is helping kids bridge the cap between high school and college.
ILLINOIS -- It will be easier for students from other states to get credit for online classes through Illinois' schools.
ILLINOIS -- More people are taking care of their teeth. It's all thanks to Medicaid restoring dental benefits for patients.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers want to mandate furlough days for the state legislature.
ILLINOIS -- More funding is on its way to help military programs.
Update: 5:20 pm, 7/21/14, Monday ILLINOIS -- Parents of children who suffer from epilepsy can soon have access to a new treatment.
SPRINGFIELD -- Police officers have one of the most dangerous jobs.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new law will help ex-offenders get jobs in Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- A new law could comfort consumers. Farmers Markets have to tell you where their food is coming from.
SPRINGFIELD -- Small business owners voiced concerns Friday.
ILLINOIS -- It's no surprise governor hopeful Bruce Rauner and Governor Pat Quinn have differing opinions on the state's job front.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Wednesday which some lawmakers believe will provide for more transparency.
ILLINOIS -- The Department of Corrections forked over tens of millions of dollars in overtime for a second year in a row. It paid out $60 million.
ILLINOIS -- The state pension system is at the center of an ongoing battle. And, it turns out, lawmakers aren't too happy with it either.
ILLINOIS -- Adult literacy programs are getting additional help.
Update: 5:49 pm, 7/15/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- Medical marijuana is one step closer to being legal in the state.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are looking for new ways to fight crime.
Update: 4:20 pm, 7/15/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- There's growing debate over the state's progress paying off its bills.
ILLINOIS -- Money for federal road projects could run out in two weeks, leaving thousands without jobs and road work unfinished.
ILLINOIS -- Children with dyslexia are getting more help.
ILLINOIS -- An Independence Day shootout has Governor Quinn taking aim at gun violence. But, his stance could come with a cost for gun owners.
ILLINOIS -- Few kids can afford to go to college without student loans. Now, some companies are accused of targeting them for a scam.
ILLINOIS -- Fewer people are seeking unemployment benefits.
ILLINOIS -- Governor-hopeful Bruce Rauner was in Springfield Friday to talk to veterans.
SPRINGFIELD -- More than 5,000 same-sex couples have legally been married since the law went into effect.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools are finally getting money owed to them on time. It's the first time it's happened since 2007.
ILLINOIS -- Judy Baar Topinka is warning of a $2 billion collapse for the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- People who've been adopted can now get life-saving information from birth families.
ILLINOIS -- Meetings to determine if the governor misused taxpayer dollars will go on as scheduled next week.
SPRINGFIELD -- While many capitol improvement projects are on hold, the state is spending thousands of dollars to patch up the governor's mansion.
ILLINOIS -- Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bruce Rauner, announced Tuesday, he'll release his 2013 tax returns.
ILLINOIS -- The state wants to get more people signed up for health insurance through its Get Covered Program.
ILLINOIS -- A new law will help teachers learn to recognize child abuse.
ILLINOIS -- Thousands of retired state employees are breathing a sigh of relief after the state's highest court ruled in their favor.
ILLINOIS -- New election rules are making it easier for many to get out and vote.
ILLINOIS -- Changes are in place to make driving safer.
ILLINOIS -- With Illinois in a budget crisis, the state has tried to cut wasteful spending out of the 2015 budget. But does it solve the problem?
ILLINOIS -- Religious leaders from around the state gathered in the Capitol City to pray Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- People can wait until Election Day to register to vote in November.