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.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some lawmakers on the state's special pension committee are floating a new idea to fill the $100 billion funding gap.
Update: 10:08 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Construction is set to start this week on the final phase of the state's high-speed rail project.
SPRINGFIELD -- More than 20 state workers are back on the job.
SPRINGFIELD -- It was supposed to be an opportunity for veterans to cash in on state business, but two years down the road, a state program doesn't seem to be producing many results.
SPRINGFIELD -- It seems Governor Quinn likes a new plan to solve the state's pension crisis.
Latest: 10:08 pm URBANA -- Thousands of people in Central Illinois will soon be looking for new doctors.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been two years since the end of "Don't Ask - Don't Tell."
SPRINGFIELD -- The safety of bridges in the state is coming under question.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn says there's good news on the job front in the state.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state of Illinois spent $135 million on emergency contracts, some of which may be the result of poor planning, experts say.
SPRINGFIELD -- People buy minimum car insurance to save money, but the cost of that insurance could go up.
ILLINOIS -- The federal government is offering millions of dollars to emergency management agencies throughout the state.
ILLINOIS -- Benefits would be nice, but many people in the state, just want a job.
SPRINGFIELD -- A new bill will protect people in the military.
Update: 2:46 pm, 8/15/13, Thursday ILLINOIS -- Earlier this week, the state passed a new law regarding sex education in schools.
SPRINGFIELD -- If you use video gaming machines, you know the odds aren't always in your favor.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Five area counties are getting thousands of dollars in housing rehabilitation grants.
ILLINOIS -- Another lottery jackpot is climbing into the record books.
ILLINOIS -- You can now register to vote online. A new law revised the Illinois Election Code.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY -- A tour of a former prison could be the first step toward reopening it.