SPRINGFIELD -- Newly appointed State Representative Avery Bourne is the youngest person ever to hold a seat in the Illinois General Assembly.
ILLINOIS -- The state gives millions of dollars to organizations looking to do good, but one case shows how easy the system can be exploited.
ILLINOIS -- President Barack Obama promised Americans paid sick leave, but is that a realistic goal?
SPRINGFIELD -- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum exhibits artifacts which tell lively stories of the past; but one of them is going away.
SPRINGFIELD -- Students from the University of Illinois-Springfield volunteered their time on MLK Day.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Oak Ridge Cemetery is Abraham Lincoln’s final resting place.
ILLINOIS -- Days before the Illinois General Assembly returns to debate a special election for comptroller, Governor-elect Bruce Rauner announced his choice for the seat.
ILLINOIS – Law enforcement departments are no longer allowed to fill ticket quotas.
ILLINOIS -- The troubles continue for the five state retirement systems according to new state report.
ILLINOIS -- Working women who are expecting will have more rights beginning on the new year.
ILLINOIS -- New rules for prison line-ups could help prosecutors and defense lawyers, and it could save the rest of us money.
ILLINOIS - There are more than 90,000 active concealed carry licenses in Illinois.
ILLINOIS – Census bureau reports nearly 10,000 people left Illinois in one year.
ILLINOIS -- Experts say new technologies are creating a battlefield online, and an enemy that can strike right here in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD - A new law will soon change the way stores sell e-cigarettes. It’s an effort to keep the devices out of the hands of minors.
ILLINOIS -- Despite an economic recovery, income inequality is at its highest levels in decades.
ILLINOIS - Governor Quinn replaced the late Judy Baar Topinka on Friday afternoon.
Update: 10:04 pm, 12/16/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- It's been a week since Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died and lawmakers are still deciding who should fill her seat.
SPRINGFIELD -- Officers forced to shoot have only seconds to react. The FBI invited reporters to see why first-hand.
Latest: 4:23 pm, 12/15/14, Monday ILLINOIS -- After nearly a week of questions, the Attorney General gave clarity to who will replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
ILLINOIS -- It will be illegal to hunt some wild animals starting January 1, 2015.
ILLINOIS -- Concerns about the flu shot have some asking if it will work at all.
ILLINOIS -- Four years after the recession caused the loss of millions of jobs, some workers are finding new careers.
ILLINOIS -- It's been more than 40 years since it was legal to hunt bobcats in the state. That could change next fall if Governor Quinn signs a bobcat hunting bill into law.
ILLINOIS -- Governor-elect Bruce Rauner’s first wish is coming true with the temporary income tax increase expiring December 31.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers return to work with some hoping to pass big changes before they end for the year.
ILLINOIS -- When it comes to state workers - some are making a lot more than others.
ILLINOIS - A landmark federal ruling will affect menus in restaurants and other businesses across the state.
Latest: 4:42 pm, 11/19/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- The state has a new treasurer. Senator Mike Frerichs has been named winner in that contest.
ILLINOIS -- State lawmakers are some of the highest paid in the country, and in the midst of a fiscal crisis, critics say legislators should look at their own salaries.
ILLINOIS -- Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is asking for help shaking up Springfield.
Update: 6:05 pm, 11/18/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- Governor Quinn doesn't want you paying for his portrait.
ILLINOIS -- Huge amounts of student debt are adding up for an age group you wouldn't expect.
ILLINOIS -- When state lawmakers return for veto session next week, it could be the last chance for several bills, including one involving local fire departments.
ILLINOIS -- After voters overwhelmingly supported a minimum wage increase, advocates call on lawmakers to move on minimum wage when they return.
ILLINOIS -- With a Republican headed to the governor’s office, the state could see shifts in several policies including state pensions.
ILLINOIS -- Small business owners say the election of CEO Bruce Rauner is a turning point for Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- Candidates raise millions for elections, but where does it go and who’s watching?
SPRINGFIELD -- It was a different kind of hearing at the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday. A singer with a family connection to the state's highest court helped rededicate the historic landmark.
ILLINOIS -- With just a month left until the election, a new survey shows candidates normally holding an edge because of their office, may have something to worry about.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers must find a way to pay back millions of dollars to employees in five state agencies.
ILLINOIS -- It's not been easy for the state to sell planes once used by lawmakers. There have been a few bidders and only two of nine have been sold.
ILLINOIS -- Cyber crime has reached all-time highs, but are people doing all they can to protect themselves?
ILLINOIS -- The Land of Lincoln ranks as one of the top five states in spending on TV ads for state races.
ILLINOIS -- “Business friendly" may not describe the Land of Lincoln after it ranks second from last in a new study.
SPRINGFIELD -- Times are changing for business owners. The push to go green is more popular and saving money could be the biggest reason why.
ILLINOIS -- This year's governor's race is now asking, who's more ethical? Each candidate has released ads this month painting the other as corrupt.
ILLINOIS -- The rising popularity of organic farming means more concerns over chemicals.
ILLINOIS -- On average, women still make almost a third less than men for the same job. That difference could be holding our economy back.
ILLINOIS -- Farmers say a proposed federal regulation could strangle their livelihoods.