Updated: 02/08/2013 - State Representative Tom Demmer held an open house Friday afternoon at his new district office in Rochelle.
Posted: 02/08/2013 - Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. might be headed to prison. He signed a federal plea deal where he admits to misusing campaign funds.
Posted: 02/07/2013 - Illinois Auditor General William Holland has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
Posted: 02/07/2013 - Former Rockford School Board member Alice Saudargas has filed to be a write-in candidate for the upcoming school board election.
Posted: 02/06/2013 - The Pentagon says pending automatic budget cuts will force it to reduce its presence in the Persian Gulf.
Posted: 02/04/2013 - Legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois is expected to come up in a Senate committee meeting Tuesday and could see a floor vote on Valentine's Day.
Posted: 02/04/2013 - An Illinois House committee has approved additional funding for state programs in a plan that takes advantage of new money for road building and shifts the savings from a closed prison to child-welfare services.
Updated: 02/01/2013 - State Senator Dave Syverson thinks Illinois' legislature needs to go back to school.
Posted: 01/30/2013 - Members of the House are preparing to offer an immigration proposal of their own.
Posted: 01/30/2013 - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says public employee unions have offered "no cooperation" on fixing the pension crisis.
Posted: 01/29/2013 - The Senate has confirmed Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the next secretary of state.
Posted: 01/28/2013 - The president of the Illinois Senate gave a slide-show presentation on the state's financial mess today as he spoke to the City Club of Chicago.
Posted: 01/25/2013 - Illinois Republican Party chairman Pat Brady has formed a panel to analyze the party's failures during last November's general election.
Posted: 01/25/2013 - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois says he will chair the Senate's Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Posted: 01/25/2013 - Standard & Poor's rating services has lowered Illinois' credit rating, blaming the state's pension problems.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is inviting new lawmakers from across Illinois to work with her on a concealed carry law.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - Illinois' public employee unions are asking for a meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders to come up with an agreement on pension changes.
Updated: 01/10/2013 - Bustos spent part of her morning talking with the Rockford Economic Development Council and the Rockford Chamber.
Posted: 01/09/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn has filed an appeal over a Cook County judge's ruling that the state must pay wage increases promised to workers in 2011.
Posted: 01/04/2013 - Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk plans to retire from the Naval Reserve, ending a 23-year military career.
Posted: 01/03/2013 - Despite grumbling in his own party, John Boehner has been easily re-elected to a two-year term as House speaker.
Posted: 01/03/2013 - A Senate committee has rejected a measure that could have provided $675 million more for road and bridge projects and averted layoffs at the Department of Children and Family Services.
Updated: 01/03/2013 - An Illinois Senate measure to curb union growth among state employees has stalled.
Posted: 01/03/2013 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn remains optimistic that lawmakers will send him a solution to a monstrous pension problem next week despite the Senate's abrupt departure from the Capitol on Thursday.