ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Board of Higher Education is instructing university leaders to prepare "worst-case scenario" budgets.
ILLINOIS -- Some city leaders from across the state were at the Capitol Wednesday.
Update: 6:03 pm, 11/18/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of people packed the Capitol Rotunda to help change the state's education reform system.
ILLINOIS -- Fracking is about to begin in the state. Thursday, lawmakers signed off on new rules to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers will soon head back to Springfield for the fall veto session.
ILLINOIS -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing for changes to the state's criminal justice system.
ILLINOIS -- A new coalition has formed to save Illinois education.
NATIONAL -- Urban flooding has been a long-time problem. Now, lawmakers are putting their heads together to figure out how to control it.
Update: 10:14 pm, 6/8/14, Sunday ILLINOIS -- The new state budget means more money for lawmakers.
ILLINOIS -- The clock is ticking. A new budget needs to be passed by Saturday.
ILLINOIS -- Another state budget proposal has been shot down. Friday, the House overwhelmingly rejected a budget plan by a margin of 107 to 5.
ILLINOIS -- The state could force you into a retirement plan and it could mean less money in your paycheck.
ILLINOIS -- Yeah or nay? Lawmakers are voting on 77 budget bills in the Illinois House.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Many lawmakers have the UI on their minds. They want to see a new medical school on campus.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers say now is the time to pay on the state's backlog of bills.
Update: 4:22 pm, 4/30/14, Wednesday ILLINOIS -- For months, Bruce Rauner (R) has made it clear he wants term limits in Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- There was a big call for a progressive income tax Tuesday, but lawmakers called it a day before voting on it.
Latest: 5:01 pm, 4/29/14, Tuesday ILLINOIS -- An error by lawmakers could mean big problems for the state in the very near future.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are getting an earful from citizens on a variety of issues.
ILLINOIS -- One group is pushing hard for a gas tax to fix the state's aging roads and bridges.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers aren't using pen and paper to do the state's business.
ILLINOIS -- How students are punished could soon change.
SPRINGFIELD -- Critics say "no" to a tax increase on fuel. They say it wouldn't just dig into customers' pockets, but hurt businesses as well.
SPRINGFIELD -- Law enforcement could soon track those who violate restraining orders just by hitting a switch.
ILLINOIS -- Ticket quotas could soon be a thing of the past.
ILLINOIS -- Remember how high heating costs were this winter?
ILLINOIS -- If you're not already saving for retirement, some lawmakers want to help you get the ball rolling.
ILLINOIS -- On the heels of equal pay for women, Illinois' lawmakers are focusing on the rights of expectant mothers in the workplace.
ILLINOIS -- School districts are in desperate need of teachers and retirees are being asked to step back into the classroom.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are proposing a way to help inmates further their education and their futures.
ILLINOIS -- The push to force home builders to add fire sprinkler systems, could be put off yet again.
ILLINOIS -- State and federal lawmakers want changes to how disaster relief aid is handed out.
SPRINGFIELD -- One lawmaker wants to ground some planes used by state leaders.
ILLINOIS -- Amtrak could add more destinations in Central Illinois.
ILLINOIS -- Charter school advocates were loud and proud at the Capitol Tuesday.
ILLINOIS -- Politicians in the state have a lot of work to do to gain the trust of residents.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers want to shed more light on the state's high school sports association.
ILLINOIS -- Hunters could catch a break if an NRA lobbyist gets his way.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Supporters kicked off Autism Awareness Day with a message to state lawmakers.
SPRINGFIELD -- The last time you bought a car in Illinois, you didn't do business on a Sunday.
Update: 5:35 pm, 3/27/14, Thursday SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of union workers from all over the state showed up at the Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- The NCAA's Big Ten could soon become the Big 13 if a Senate proposal adds a third state university to the twelve team conference.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Some over-the-counter drugs are used to make methamphetamine. Now, a new bill on the Senate floor could make it harder to buy allergy medicine.
ILLINOIS -- Former Illinois State Representative Keith Farnham is being investigated for child pornography.
Update: 10:42 pm, 3/22/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- When a couple gets divorced, the dispute over who gets the kids and when, can turn ugly.
ILLINOIS -- A plan to increase the minimum wage is moving forward.
SPRINGFIELD -- Families torn apart by our country's immigration policies are calling on lawmakers to change them.
SAN DIEGO, CA -- A state lawmaker hopes to ban orca shows from SeaWorld San Diego.
URBANA -- The Champaign County Humane Society posted on its Facebook page information about the Humane Care for Animals Act.
SPRINGFIELD -- Ash Wednesday is when Christians get the sign of the cross marked on their foreheads with ashes.