ILLINOIS -- Lottery players can now win, just by playing the newest game to hit the state.
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 -- State police are pushing for zero deaths during Unofficial and are stepping up patrols.
Latest: 10:07 pm, 3/5/14, Wednesday URBANA -- Artists are trying to turn the demise of an historic tree into a money-maker.
Update: 10:03 pm, 3/5/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A third woman accused of being involved in a tax fraud ring turned herself into authorities Wednesday.
ILLINOIS -- The Centers for Disease Control says many hospitals are over-prescribing antibiotics which is putting patients at risk.
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.
ILLINOIS -- For the second time, FEMA has denied the state's appeal for funding to help towns affected by November's tornadoes.
ILLINOIS -- The National Weather Service (NWS) is urging all of us to prepare for the worst during Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
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.
Latest: 5:05 pm, 2/28/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- The so-called revenge porn proposal is a step closer to becoming law.
SPRINGFIELD -- Friday the state honored this Hometown Hero for being a veteran who helps make this a better country.
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.
ILLINOIS -- School districts are preparing for the possibility of more bad weather.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new audit finds more than $20 million in state tax may have been misused.
ILLINOIS -- Bobcats could be a new target for hunters.
ILLINOIS -- We've told you about the problem: distractions behind the wheel causing dozens of police officers to crash each year. Now, what's the solution?
ILLINOIS -- This year's Best Country Music Vocal Group is coming to the Illinois State Fair.
ILLINOIS -- Distracted police officers have caused dozens of crashes in Illinois over the past three years.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say figuring out next year's budget is going to be their biggest challenge this spring.
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.
ILLINOIS -- The state received a top rating in its efforts to stop drunk driving.
ILLINOIS -- The state's Auditor General says he's worried the state could be in for a data breach.
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.
ILLINOIS -- It actually costs an Illinois' athlete if they win an Olympic medal.
Update: 3:40 pm ILLINOIS - The Amber Alert for Drake Whitker has been canceled.
URBANA -- Someone could be $400 million richer after Wednesday's Powerball drawing.
Update: 10:07 pm, 2/19/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- It could soon be tougher to get a deer hunting permit.
TILTON -- A fraud scandal cut off medical care for dozens, just when some needed it most.
ILLINOIS -- The state is getting high marks when it comes to being green.
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 -- It's everyone's dream is to win the lottery, but many winners say their windfall made them a target.
BLOOMINGTON -- Patients are left with no care after the owner of Passages Hospice is arrested.
ILLINOIS -- A new idea could keep 911 calls private. Currently, anyone can access the recordings through the Freedom of Information Act.
SPRINGFIELD -- As the General Assembly gets back in the swing of things, many lawmakers want to make changes to the state's concealed-carry law.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are looking to ease the rules when it comes to driving under the influence of marijuana.
Latest: 10:06 pm, 2/16/14, Sunday ILLINOIS -- The state is planning to roll out a major Medicaid overhaul this year, but some healthcare providers say it's all happening too fast.
WESTVILLE -- The village can't seem to catch a break. It's had more than ten water main breaks in the last two weeks.
ILLINOIS -- The Powerball grand prize is climbing again.
ILLINOIS -- A state representative wants to make changes to the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Exemption Program.