Update: 12:47 pm, 3/19/15, Thursday ILLINOIS -- A former state lawmaker, who is dying of cancer and lung disease, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for collecting and sharing close to 3,000 images of child pornography.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren customers with outstanding bills could get some help from the utility company.
ILLINOIS -- New unemployment numbers show mixed results.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois High School Association just released home movie footage of basketball games dating back to the 1930's.
ILLINOIS -- The state is home to thousands of historic sites. New incentives are heading many projects.
ILLINOIS -- A disease which is killing bats across the country has made its way to Illinois.
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 search to replace Mike Frerichs' state Senate seat is taking longer than expected.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Lottery's contractor is officially out of the game as of Tuesday.
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.