Posted: 11/15/2013 - An appeals court says it will hear arguments next month on granting a new trial to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Posted: 11/15/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation approving additional state spending for the year.
Posted: 11/13/2013 - A top aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan is telling Illinois lawmakers to be ready for a special session in Springfield in December.
Posted: 11/06/2013 - Illinois lawmakers have approved tax incentives for Archer Daniels Midland Company and the newly merged OfficeMax and Office Depot.
Posted: 11/05/2013 - Congresswoman Cheri Bustos stopped by the Viet-Now Headquarters in Rockford Tuesday afternoon to talk with vets.
Posted: 11/05/2013 - The Wisconsin Assembly has passed three bills designed to toughen the state's notoriously weak drunken driving laws.
Posted: 11/05/2013 - An Illinois House panel has approved a narrowed version of tougher anti-gun legislation.
Posted: 11/05/2013 - A House committee is approving $33 million to set up a program for regulating the carrying of concealed firearms.
Posted: 11/04/2013 - Lawmakers say they are making progress on a deal to solve Illinois' $97 billion pension crisis, but are not confident there will be a vote as the annual fall legislative session enters its final days.
Posted: 11/04/2013 - Court records show that former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has paid $200,000 toward his $750,000 forfeiture judgment.
Posted: 10/31/2013 - Legislation sponsored by Illinois' two U.S. senators aimed at protecting schoolchildren from allergy attacks is heading to President Barack Obama's desk.
Posted: 10/31/2013 - Advocates for same-sex marriage in Illinois say they're ready for a vote next week.
Posted: 10/30/2013 - A proposal to allow off-duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry concealed weapons at Wisconsin schools won't be getting a vote in the state Assembly.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - There's an apology today from the head of the Medicare program, for the website troubles that have kept Americans from signing up for the new health insurance exchanges.
Posted: 10/29/2013 - Mothers are calling on congress to reform the nation's chemical laws.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants lawmakers to approve $221 million in extra funds to spend this fiscal year. The request comes on top of the $35 billion budget the Legislature approved in May.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - The Illinois Supreme Court's new chief justice says she fully supports her predecessor's push to open trials to news photographers and electronic media.