People are leaving Illinois in droves.
A bill awaiting the governor's signature in Illinois would give some SNAP recipients the option to use their benefits at restaurants and to purchase hot prepared food at grocery stores.
As video gambling has grown in the state, so have the industry’s links to lawmakers.
One advocate describes a “race against time” to block Asian carp, which pose a threat to native wildlife.
Many rural, often conservative, residents of large Democratic-controlled states are pushing to create their own states.
Lawmakers in Illinois are debating a residency requirement for all new state employees.
What if Illinois scraps its flat tax structure and made higher earners pay more? A new study offers possible insights.
“I think there definitely is momentum,” says one expert.
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Polar vortex brings coldest temperatures to many areas in decades.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week proposed issuing bonds to improve the city’s pension funding levels. Is that a good idea?
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says the financial resources director position falls under a special exception.
As Rahm Emanuel prepares to leave City Hall next year, this map helps cement his transportation legacy in the nation’s third-largest city.
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The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.
The charges bring into question previous statements from vendors and state officials.
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