State lawmakers return to Springfield today for unfinished business.The first item on their agenda is a list of construction projects that stalled last month due to budget wrangling between the House and Senate.
A piece of Civil War history has made its way to Springfield. An original flag that was carried during Civil War campaigns by a regiment from northern Illinois is on display at the Old State Capitol State Historic Site.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining the chorus of voices opposed to House Bill 14. The bill proposes upgrading state utilities to create a so-called "smart grid."Power companies claim modernizing will protect against outages and save consumers money down the line.
Hundreds of people from the Chicago area gathered at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday morning. The event was part of an annual day of lobbying in Springfield on behalf of immigrants. This year’s visit had some extra energy. For one, Gov.
These have not been easy times for Illinois bean counters and those who depend on them. An already weakened state balance sheet, like the pocketbooks of its already stretched citizens, was hard-hit by the recession. Ever since, the state has been caught in a cycle of rising costs, unpaid