State leaders are looking ahead to Governor Pritzker’s budget speech Wednesday night. Pritzker took office facing a $3.2 billion budget deficit and nearly $15 billion in unpaid bills. Former comptroller
State leaders are looking ahead to Governor Pritzker’s budget speech Wednesday night. Pritzker took office facing a $3.2 billion budget deficit and nearly $15 billion
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — A Southern Illinois representative wants to require DCFS to investigate homes where kids will be homeschooled for signs of child abuse.
NORMAL, Ill. (WEEK) — The Normal Town Council is getting its first look at the new designs for the Trail East project in Uptown Normal.
WASHINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) — Central Illinois Democrats are opposed to a declaration of a national emergency by President Donald Trump Friday morning to build a
(CNN) — The partial shutdown of the government has stretched on for more than a month. In that time, 800,000 federal employees have either been
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois State Board of Elections voted 8-0 on Tuesday to remove Illinois from Crosscheck, a controversial multi-state anti-voter fraud program.
PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) — As the government shutdown enters a second month, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood is spending time away from Capitol Hill. In Peoria
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — All 44 members of the Illinois House Republican Caucus are throwing support behind a constitutional amendment to create an independent, non-partisan
CHICAGO (WEEK) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is signing an executive order directing state agencies to fully enforce House Bill 40, which funds abortions for state
There are 435 members in the U.S. House of Representatives and it takes a majority or 218 of them to agree to reopen the government.
CHATSWORTH, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois State Rifle Association said it is considering challenging a new state gun dealer licensing bill in court. Senate Bill
CHICAGO (WEEK) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Thursday requiring all Illinois gun dealers to obtain a license through the Illinois State Police and
HAVANA, Ill. (WEEK) — State Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) is joining the calls of a government employees’ union to keep the Mason County Family Community
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Democrats declined a lunch invitation to the White House Tuesday. The White House sent invitations to a bipartisan group of lawmakers for
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is describing his new
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020. The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announces bid for Democratic nomination for president in 2020.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 are courting support from the party’s famous freshmen. The furious pursuit of the
The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says that she comes at gun safety legislation from the