The Illinois Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow five new casinos in Illinois - including one in Chicago. The Senate approved the measure on a 30-27 vote, which now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his approval.As recently as Friday, Quinn expressed objection to the size and scope
Chicago welcomed a new mayor into office on Monday for the first time in 22 years. Thousands gathered at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to witness the swearing in of Rahm Emanuel as leader of America's third largest city.Among those on hand was our WBEZ colleague Adnan Rashid, one of 14 P
If you're riding your bike and you run into an open car door, the state of Illinois wants to hear about it.Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday announced that Illinois is now tracking such accidents - known as "dooring" crashes.
A health care council in Illinois isn't fazed by recent rulings against the new federal health care law. The state-appointed council just held the last of five public meetings to discuss how the law will impact stakeholders. Brie Callahan is a spokeswoman for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says his city has learned a couple of things from New York City about dealing with snow storms: use ice melters and have snowmobiles ready in case of emergency.Daley says the ice melters - essentially jet engines - will be used to help clear away the estimated 1 to 2 feet
Backers of a bill to allow same-sex civil unions in Illinois say they're confident the issue could come up when lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday for their fall veto session.The bill falls short of granting gay couples they same rights as married couples when it comes to issues like federal ta