Update: 6:05 pm, 11/12/14, Wednesday LINCOLN -- Several state prisons will be getting an upgrade to better serve mentally ill inmates.
ILLINOIS -- When it comes to the state's economy and jobs, we sometimes pale in comparison to other states.
Update: 4:47 pm, 10/24/14, Friday VERMILION COUNTY -- Unemployment rates fell last month. The state reports rates went from 9.7 to 8.2%.
ILLINOIS -- A new law is helping state agencies crack down on businesses and retailers which aren't paying their taxes. One target is gas stations.
ILLINOIS -- Are schools in the state getting the funding they need? Many parents would say "no."
ILLINOIS -- Millions of dollars are owed back to state retirees.
ILLINOIS -- There's a state bird, state flower and even a state snack (popcorn).
Update: 10:18 pm, 9/20/14, Saturday ILLINOIS -- Last year, nearly 2 million people in the state turned to food pantries and meal service programs.
ILLINOIS -- The state has been paying down its debt, but not everyone is impressed.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools are finally getting money owed to them on time. It's the first time it's happened since 2007.
ILLINOIS -- The group which runs the lottery is defending itself for not making enough money.
ILLINOIS -- By 2020, the goal is to attract 75,000 new jobs to the state. People who helped put the plan together say it's already off to a good start.
ILLINOIS -- The state is saving taxpayers money by consolidating several government offices.
ILLINOIS -- For the second straight month, unemployment rates fell in every metro area in the state.
NATIONAL -- How flat is Illinois?
ILLINOIS -- One of the best parts of summer is eating fresh veggies and fruits.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Cyclists will now have more room to roam after a grant they've been waiting for finally comes through.
ILLINOIS -- Politicians in the state have a lot of work to do to gain the trust of residents.
ILLINOIS -- More homeowners in the state are being foreclosed on compared to other states.
ILLINOIS -- A new report suggests Illinois residents are making strides towards better health.
NORMAL -- Getting to state this past weekend wasn't just a dream for the high school basketball players on the court.
ILLINOIS -- Distracted police officers have caused dozens of crashes in Illinois over the past three years.
ILLINOIS -- The state received a top rating in its efforts to stop drunk driving.
ILLINOIS -- One of the state's top leaders says our budget is a ticking time bomb, and unless everyone comes to the table in the next few weeks, there could be some problems.
ILLINOIS -- The state is expanding what it calls the "Welcome Home Heroes" program.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some future medical marijuana patients are upset over a state rule which proposes anyone getting a medical marijuana license must forfeit their FOID card.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you're searching for work, the state says, "look harder, there are jobs out there."
ILLINOIS -- If you thought Illinois' financial woes would improve after pension reform passed, think again.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state's current income tax law is set to expire next year.
SPRINGFIELD -- School districts in our area say they don't get as much state funding as they should, so a group of lawmakers is trying to make a change.
ILLINOIS -- Homeowners are learning more about the condition of the state's housing market. For millions of us, it's in bad shape.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state could ramp up roadway safety efforts thanks to nearly $3 million in federal grant funding.
CHAMPAIGN -- A new state law will save some drivers money.
CHAMPAIGN -- Teachers around the state are watching the pension debates closely.
ILLINOIS -- The governor is requesting federal aid for areas affected by tornadoes.
Update: 10:04 pm, 11/25/13, Monday GIFFORD -- Many storm victims not only lost their homes, but their identities as well.
CHAMPAIGN -- Dozens of retirees, hoping for help, were turned away instead.
JACKSONVILLE -- What's old could be made new again if some Illinois' lawmakers get their way.
BELLEVILLE -- Classes are filling up fast for people who want the right to carry and conceal.
DECATUR -- Illinois' financial problems are adding to homelessness in the state.
ILLINOIS -- A state worker is out of a job. An internal investigation found her double-dipping.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some good financial news for Illinois.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- School leaders are getting ready to talk tuition.
SPRINGFIELD -- Report cards for state schools came out this week.
CHARLESTON -- Two firefighters from the same department are considered some of the best-trained in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- The State Comptroller says lawmakers will have to approve the governor's request for extra money.
SPRINGFIELD -- Angered by Governor Pat Quinn's move to strip lawmakers of their pay, a state representative has filed a bill to cut the governor's office budget.
DANVILLE -- Mayor Eisenhauer is fighting to keep some state jobs in the city.
SPRINGFIELD -- Even though lawmakers raised the country's debt ceiling in time, our state's top financial advisers say they're still keeping a close eye on U.S. finances.
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have just hours left to raise the national debt ceiling before a default.