Amanda Vinicky

Illinois Statehouse Bureau Chief

Voting rights groups are applauding a measure in the Illinois legislature that would add special protections for voters.

Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan as a way to better fund schools. But that money doesn't come right away.

  Plenty can, and will, happen before voters go to the polls in November to chose their next governor. But a central theme of the campaign emerged Wednesday, when Gov. Pat Quinn proposed making permanent what was supposed to have been a temporary hike in the state's income tax. His Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, favors letting the increase lapse.

The four men seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor held their final scheduled downstate debate Tuesday night, February 18, in Springfield.

Rich Egger

A man who says he was a victim of sexual harassment by Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has submitted a letter of resignation.

Illinois legislators will return to Springfield this week.  It will be their first meeting this year.

Illinois will see its budget deficit grow despite the recently-passed pension law.

Brian Mackey

Money will likely be tight for politicians crafting Illinois’ next budget, despite a pension law that's supposed to save $160 billion.

Anyone driving in Illinois after January 1, 2014 must be prepared for some significant changes.

Illinois Public Media

State Senator Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale is the latest Republican candidate for Illinois Governor to make his tax returns public.

Wikimedia.org

December 9 is a significant day in Illinois' political history -- for better and for worse.

It took just a little more than a week for a pension overhaul in Illinois to go from an agreement between legislative leaders to law.

Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) continues to push the federal government to reverse - or at least remedy - the Affordable Care Act.

Rich Egger

The four leaders of Illinois' General Assembly have crafted a new plan for changing the state's retirement systems.

Rich Egger

A report from the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs lays out options for lawmakers if they want to put Illinois on a path toward fiscal stability.

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