By John O'Connor, Associated Press
Illinois' financial outlook received a boost from a credit-rating house Monday after a dramatic vote to raise the income tax rate by 32 percent.
The speaker of the Illinois House on Saturday scheduled a key vote on a multibillion-dollar revenue package that would finance an end to the longest state budget crisis since at least the Great Depression, ending a day that turned acrimonious…
Illinois lawmakers are returning to work Saturday after missing a key deadline to prevent the state from starting an third consecutive fiscal year without a budget.
By Sara Burnett, Associated Press
Illinois is hours away from entering its third fiscal year without a state budget, territory that could mean some universities won't be able to offer federal financial aid, road construction and Powerball ticket sales will halt, and the state's credit…
Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come.
By Larisa Epatko
The growARTS program grew from a volunteer operation to one run by full-time staff. For the adults in the program who couldn't express themselves verbally, art gave them another outlet for expression.
By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career.
By Associated Press
The Keystone XL oil pipeline won't use American steel in its construction, despite what President Donald Trump says.
By Will Lester, Associated Press
Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years, died Friday. He was 93.
Illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an omission that has forced layoffs and other cuts at some facilities, the Associated Press reported.
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