Posted: 10:48 PM The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting government food vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
Posted: 10:24 PM The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, 5-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
Posted: 8:00 PM The Illinois attorney general's office says the federal appellate court has given the state an extra 30 days to lift its ban on concealed weapons.
Posted: 10:56 PM The Illinois Senate sponsor of legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns says "tough stances" on whether local gun laws should be invalidated are holding up a compromise on the issue.
Posted: 10:53 PM Another undecided lawmaker is announcing his support of gay marriage.
Updated: 10:52 PM Gov. Pat Quinn says he favors a Senate plan to allow the carrying of concealed weapons in Illinois.
Posted: 6:32 PM The clock is ticking on Illinois lawmakers to wrap up their spring legislative session, with most big issues before them still unresolved.
Updated: 5:55 PM The Illinois House has approved a Medicaid expansion to cover low-income adults who don't have children at home.
Updated: 3:36 PM The House has approved a plan adding more protections for Illinois consumers who buy a dog or cat at a pet store and find out the pet is gravely ill.
Posted: 10:21 PM House and Senate Democrats have agreed on a proposed Illinois budget that would keep education funding at the same level and increase human services spending.
Posted: 10:20 PM Virtual charter schools in Illinois are being placed on temporary hold.
Posted: 9:04 PM Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns will get a vote Friday.
Updated: 8:37 PM Former President Bill Clinton is calling on Illinois lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage.
Posted: 8:36 PM The Senate has again approved a plan to address so-called Smart Grid technology over the objection of Gov. Pat Quinn.
Posted: 9:51 PM Illinois' largest union has given the final go ahead on a three-year contract with the state.