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.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of workers made their voices heard Wednesday.
ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are honoring a police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say figuring out next year's budget is going to be their biggest challenge this spring.
NATIONAL -- A massive bill to help veterans was introduced on the Senate floor Tuesday.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- About a dozen cities in the state are teaming up to try to get more done in Springfield.
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.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Methamphetamine continues to a major problem, especially in Central Illinois. So, there's a new push to help cut down on product.
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.
ILLINOIS -- A measure has been endorsed by a House committee.
ILLINOIS -- The deadline to register to vote in the March primary is Tuesday at midnight.
ILLINOIS -- There's a push to crack down on people using over-the-counter medication to make illegal drugs.
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.
SPRINGFIELD -- When you walk through the Capitol, you can get a history lesson on our state.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you've been on the roads, you've seen potholes and cracks.
ILLINOIS -- Could your lawmaker be a drug user?
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers say they'll get to work on the state budget without an idea from the governor.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's income tax laws are getting ready to expire and lawmakers can't agree on a new set of rules.
ILLINOIS -- A special committee has been formed to try to slow an outbreak of measles.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers who see loopholes in our state's laws want to crack down on registered sex offenders.
ILLINOIS -- One lawmaker says some schools might not be doing enough to keep your kids safe. Now, he wants to change that.
ILLINOIS -- Leaders in the state house are pushing for an end to a popular way of getting controversial laws passed.
NATIONAL -- After more than two years of talks, Congress is one step closer to finalizing a farm bill.
Update: 4:38 pm, 1/31/14, Friday ILLINOIS -- Towns denied federal disaster assistance after November's tornado outbreak could have a second chance to claim benefits.
NATIONAL -- The House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Spring legislative session is right around the corner.
ILLINOIS -- Congressman Rodney Davis (R) is here to tell us what projects he's working on in the legislative session.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers in Washington have spent months trying to figure out a solution to the farm bill.
PANA -- The National School Lunch Program is supposed to help make sure kids get a good meal during the day, but the recent changes mean some kids are going hungry instead.
SPRINGFIELD -- The clock is ticking for lawmakers to reach a deal on the farm bill.
SPRINGFIELD -- Now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a pension reform bill into law, a coalition of labor unions and other organizations are preparing to file suit.
SPRINGFIELD -- Temperatures aren't the only thing falling.
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though lawmakers passed pension reform, the fight is far from over.
ILLINOIS -- A lot of state workers say benefits in the new pension proposal are small compared to what they're being asked to give up.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers around the state are watching the pension debates closely.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been almost six months since the special pension committee got to work.
SPRINGFIELD -- State prison officials are working on a new policy for inmates who want to get married behind bars.
SPRINGFIELD -- Legislative leaders sound closer to a potential deal on pension.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's unions are ready to fight proposed changes to the pension system.
SPRINGFIELD -- The man behind a proposal to limit lawmakers' time in office says he's halfway to his goal.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers have been told to "save the date" for a possible pension vote early next month.
SPRINGFIELD -- The candidates vying to become the state's next governor are being thrown a curve-ball.
SPRINGFIELD -- The General Assembly's spring session starts in January, but lawmakers could be back sooner than that.
NATIONAL -- The House Oversight Committee made it clear the President's healthcare system wasn't ready to launch.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's no secret the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act has been rocky.