Updated: 07/31/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn is poised to sign legislation that would make Illinois the 20th state nationwide to legalize marijuana for medical use.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - A bill that would lower the cost of student loans has passed the House and is heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Updated: 07/31/2013 - Women and minority-owned businesses that do state construction projects can now apply for low-interest loans through a new state program.
Updated: 07/30/2013 - The leaders of the Illinois House and Senate are filing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's halting lawmaker pay over the state's pension gridlock.
Updated: 07/25/2013 - The Senate has passed a bill that would make it less expensive for college students to borrow money this fall to pay for classes, housing and books. But interest rates could soon start climbing.
Posted: 07/24/2013 - The House has voted to continue the collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records in the fight against terrorism.
Posted: 07/23/2013 - Again and again since his first campaign for U.S. Senate, Barack Obama has returned to the small town of Galesburg.
Posted: 07/20/2013 - President Barack Obama will make stops in Illinois and Missouri next week to draw attention to the economy and to measures he argues will help step up the recovery.
Posted: 07/17/2013 - A deal to lower interest rates on student loans is coming together in Washington, D.C.
Updated: 07/16/2013 - UPDATE: Lawyers for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have appealed his corruption convictions and 14-year sentence.
Updated: 07/15/2013 - Lisa Madigan says she won't run for governor, will seek re-election as Ill. attorney general.
Posted: 07/13/2013 - Lawmakers under pressure to solve Illinois' pension crisis say their progress is tied less to their pay than the process of calculating savings for the state's coffers.
Posted: 07/08/2013 - A bipartisan panel finished a third meeting about the state's $97 billion pension crisis as another deadline set by Gov. Pat Quinn is set to lapse without a solution.
Posted: 07/08/2013 - A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions.
Posted: 07/03/2013 - A halfway house manager who processed the paperwork releasing George Ryan from home confinement says the former Illinois governor will still be subject to one year's supervision.
Posted: 07/01/2013 - The sponsor of Illinois' concealed carry bill says Gov. Pat Quinn will use his amendatory veto powers to rewrite the measure.