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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.
Update: 5:24 pm, 12/4/14, Thursday CHICAGO -- Workers at fast food restaurants are calling for higher wages.
ILLINOIS -- State leaders are making it easier to vote. Lawmakers agreed to make same day voter registration permanent.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois House closed veto session a day early leaving some big issues still on the table.
ILLINOIS -- Ameren Illinois is closer to raising rates.
ILLINOIS -- Something most people can find at home is actually a leading cause of death.
ILLINOIS -- You could pay less in taxes come January. But, a lower tax could cause problems for college students.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers return to work with some hoping to pass big changes before they end for the year.
Update: 6:03 pm, 12/2/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- State lawmakers returned to Springfield after their Thanksgiving recess.
ILLINOIS -- The number of people in the state on food stamps has reached an all-time high.
ILLINOIS -- In exactly one month, the state could see the temporary income tax go away.
ILLINOIS -- Anyone who cares for state history will get a kick out of a new giving opportunity.
CHAMPAIGN -- A celebrity returns home for Thanksgiving, and takes time to serve dinner to others.
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.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Board of Higher Education is instructing university leaders to prepare "worst-case scenario" budgets.
ILLINOIS -- A decision on pension reform could be weeks away.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Changes in funding would directly impact UI. University leaders say a change in the budget could have a significant impact.
ILLINOIS -- Gambling discussions are continuing in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor-elect Bruce Rauner isn't the only one excited about his big move to the capital city. Some of his soon-to-be-neighbors are as well.
ILLINOIS -- The state has a new lottery ticket to raise funds for veterans' organizations.
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 -- "I congratulate Dr. Killeen and extend a warm welcome to Illinois."
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 -- You can now bid on hundreds of pieces of unclaimed property.
ILLINOIS -- As the temperature continues to drop, Governor Pat Quinn wants people to know about more than 100 warming centers throughout the state.
ILLINOIS -- Current State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says he's ready to pass the job on to whomever ends up winning, but his office will continue to work until a new treasurer is announced.
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ILLINOIS -- Does a community college education pay off? One study says it does.
SPRINGFIELD -- Within months, patients will be able to legally use medicinal marijuana.
NATIONAL -- Plenty of people will be traveling for the holidays. It's a good time for a drop in gas prices.
ILLINOIS -- Snow is starting to fall and officials urge people to drive safely.
ILLINOIS -- November is Adoption Awareness Month and many want to get the word out.
ILLINOIS -- People who are still uninsured have another chance to sign up under the Affordable Care Act.
ILLINOIS -- Earlier this month, Illinois law made it illegal for those under 18 to buy e-cigarettes.
CHICAGO -- Chicago's first and only female mayor has died.
ILLINOIS -- Huge amounts of student debt are adding up for an age group you wouldn't expect.
ILLINOIS -- First it was the governor's mansion, then the grandstand at the state fairgrounds.
ILLINOIS -- The legal battle between IDOT and 55 laid-off employees continues.
ILLINOIS -- The cost of college tuition across the country has gone up again.
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.
Update: 6:05 pm, 11/12/14, Wednesday LINCOLN -- Several state prisons will be getting an upgrade to better serve mentally ill inmates.
ILLINOIS -- Getting around the state Thanksgiving weekend could be a little easier.
ILLINOIS -- As the deadline for the second round of the Affordable Care Act rolls around, state officials are still deciding whether or not to create a specific marketplace.
ILLINOIS -- Wednesday was cold with snow flurries, but if you were up early, you might have been worried about a different type of storm.