Fair
54°FFairFull Forecast

Government - State

  • Gov candidates make accusations on transparency

    CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations of hiding information and impeding transparency are bubbling up in the race for Illinois governor.
    July 11, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Quinn to sign bill expanding adoptees rights

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation to designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their his ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • 2nd IHSA hearing before state lawmakers canceled

    CHICAGO – A second Illinois legislative committee hearing has been canceled involving the not-for-profit association that's in charge of high school s ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-l ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

    CHICAGO – The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy – but it didn’t leave them empty-handed.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Federal subpoena in Quinn anti-violence program

    CHICAGO – A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of officials involved in Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, the latest chapter ...
    July 4, 2014 - 6:58 pm
  • Ex-Illinois governor emerges, talks death penalty

    KANKAKEE – George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, says he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to priso ...
    July 4, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Court: Retiree health benefits not to be reduced

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally-pro ...
    July 3, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Oberweis seeks seven rounds of debate with Durbin

    State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate released a statement Tuesday challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to ...
    July 3, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Lower kindergarten age among new Illinois laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Among several new laws effective in Illinois this week is a requirement that children attend kindergarten at a younger age, a shift that ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Ex-Gov. Ryan regrets last Illinois execution

    KANKAKEE – Former Gov. George Ryan regrets letting what turned out to be the last execution in Illinois proceed, he prays regularly for six children k ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • GOP attacks Quinn after IDOT chief resigns

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite Gov. Pat Quinn’s contention that he took swift action after learning last summer of improper patronage hiring in his Department ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Quinn signs Election Day registration bill

    OAK PARK – County clerks across Illinois began preparing to offer Election Day voter registration after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a measure Tuesday that’l ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

    Judge Denies Motion to Drop Rifkin Charge

    More videos »

    Reader Poll

    How much are you comfortable spending on a purchase without consulting your spouse first?
    Up to $500
    Between $501 and $750
    Between $751 and $1,000
    More than $1,000