ILLINOIS - Some lawmakers are trying to help people get back into the workforce. They're focusing on people with criminal records.
ILLINOIS -- While many businesses are hurting to make money, that's not the case with Ameren.
ILLINOIS -- Following what was the most expensive governor's race in Illinois history, some lawmakers want to level the playing field.
ILLINOIS -- Will your Illinois driver’s license get you through airport security?
ILLINOIS -- With the Supreme Court expected to hear arguments on pension reform next month, one lawmaker who helped write the law is speaking out.
ILLINOIS -- An organization is asking the federal court to jump-start reforms for the Department of Children and Family Services.
ILLINOIS -- If Illinois wants to reach its goal of having 60 percent of its workforce with a college degree by 2025, it will have to bring adults back to school.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois used to provide the most affordable college education, but dwindling funds have left students needing help the most behind.
ILLINOIS -- The state lottery is adding a new game to benefit Special Olympics.
NATIONAL -- The government is stepping in to make sure hungry kids get the most important meal of the day.
ILLINOIS -- According to a new report from the group, Child Care Aware of America, childcare costs more in Illinois than almost every other state.
Update: 10:02 pm ILLINOIS -- President Obama addressed values he learned while living in the Land of Lincoln during Tuesday night's State of the Union Address.
ILLINOIS -- State taxes could take a little longer to process.
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 -- Governor Quinn's Administration has delayed issuing medical marijuana permits.
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 -- Experts say new technologies are creating a battlefield online, and an enemy that can strike right here in Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- Despite an economic recovery, income inequality is at its highest levels in decades.
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.
ILLINOIS -- Get Covered Illinois is continuing its quest to get health coverage for residents under the Affordable Care Act.
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 -- Judy Baar Topinka loved animals. That love started a new program to help people adopt pets.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- People interested in working for the medical marijuana industry have a chance to learn more about it.
ILLINOIS -- The state, once again, ranks high on the list for most corrupt, but it's not number one.
ILLINOIS -- Reports state there is sexual abuse and missing children in the state's youth centers.
ILLINOIS -- Preschools are getting some help from a federal grant. It includes two in our area.
ILLINOIS-INDIANA -- A plan to connect I-55 to I-65 is moving forward.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The holidays mark the passage of time in our lives and the important milestones can be stressful and emotional.
ILLINOIS -- Concerns about the flu shot have some asking if it will work at all.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Lottery's contractor is officially out of the game as of Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- The search to replace Mike Frerichs' state Senate seat is taking longer than expected.
ILLINOIS -- Governor-elect Bruce Rauner will bring some new faces to town.
ILLINOIS -- Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is bringing outside help to deal with the state's budget issues.
NATIONAL -- The federal government is banning racial profiling.
ILLINOIS -- The state is getting into the giving spirit for the holidays.
ILLINOIS -- Four years after the recession caused the loss of millions of jobs, some workers are finding new careers.
ILLINOIS -- Holidays can be hard if you're thousands of miles away from home. That's especially true if you're in the military.
ILLINOIS -- Now is the time to sign up for health insurance and the state is reminding you to do so.
ILLINOIS -- A new report ranks Illinois as the Worst Run State in the Country.
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 -- If you are convicted of a felony and it's related to your public service, you might not get a pension.
CHAMPAIGN -- Fast food workers rallied in about 20 cities around the country.
ILLINOIS -- A former State Representative pleaded guilty to child pornography charges Friday.
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ILLINOIS -- When the state's income tax hike expires, it will have a big impact on families.
ILLINOIS -- Governor-elect Bruce Rauner’s first wish is coming true with the temporary income tax increase expiring December 31.
ILLINOIS -- Illinois will have a new governor in the new year, but there will be a lot of familiar faces around the Capital.