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.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn stands by his decision to make cuts to the 2015 state budget.
ILLINOIS -- Changes are coming to the state's food industry.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of people are reacting to the tweaks Governor Quinn made to the budget.
ILLINOIS -- Things are looking brighter for solar energy in the state.
ILLINOIS -- Organized labor advocates fear a new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court will weaken unions.
ILLINOIS -- By 2020, the goal is to attract 75,000 new jobs to the state. People who helped put the plan together say it's already off to a good start.
ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn vetoed a bill Monday.
ILLINOIS -- The state has a new law in place to help children in military families enroll in school faster.
ILLINOIS -- Amendments to impose term limits on state legislators and reform the redistricting process hit road block in court.
ILLINOIS -- The state is making another major investment in Metra.
ILLINOIS -- A complete smoking ban for all public universities and colleges is one step away from reality.
ILLINOIS -- Republican Bruce Rauner has released his plan for the future of the state.
ILLINOIS -- Schools will now be required to do more to protect kids from being bullied.
ILLINOIS -- Historic landmarks face budget cuts which could force them to reduce hours and employees.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Historical Preservation Agency agreed to examine its management after it was challenged by legislators.
ILLINOIS -- A report from the AARP shows Illinois has a high percentage of nursing home residents who could live at home to get the care needed.
ILLINOIS -- A new law, aimed at regulating farmers' markets is getting mixed reactions.
ILLINOIS -- Seven-figure donations in the gubernatorial race could make this year's election the most expensive in history.
ILLINOIS -- The state is merging offices to save money.
ILLINOIS -- Help could be on the way to bring more doctors and nurses to free clinics.
ILLINOIS -- Should Illinois raise the minimum wage to $10 / hour?
Update: 3:46 pm, 6/19/14, Thursday ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Poison Center will remain open.
ILLINOIS -- A measure calling for term limits in the state is another step closer to making it on the November ballot.
ILLINOIS -- The number of child abuse cases downstate is on the rise.
ILLINOIS -- Starting Wednesday, voters are able to register online.
ILLINOIS -- More money is headed to healthcare and the poor.
Update: 10:05 pm ILLINOIS -- The state's new medical marijuana law may be weeding out potential growers.
ILLINOIS -- The new budget bill is projecting deep cuts to state agencies which could impact tourism.
Update: 10:23 pm ILLINOIS -- A new law is helping poker runs.
Update: 4:52 pm, 6/19/14, Tuesday CHAMPAIGN -- At-home bakers are enjoying the sweet smell of success thanks to a new state law.
Update: 10:14 pm, 6/8/14, Sunday ILLINOIS -- The new state budget means more money for lawmakers.
ILLINOIS -- With nicer weather comes more people wanting to hit the water.
ILLINOIS -- A new state law could inconvenience workplaces while adding expenses for employers.