Hundreds of state workers who lost union representation during the administration of former Gov. Bruce Rauner could get it back under a bill approved by the Illinois Senate this week and now pending in the House.
A Springfield lawyer who ran unsuccessfully for an Illinois Senate seat in 2002 as a Democrat and later lost his bid to become the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 2010 is one of three finalists for state GOP chairman.
The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch for the job and pushing aside Michael Madigan after he was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.
How did a coronavirus outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home move with such terrifying speed after it began Oct. 31? Here is a deeper look at what happened in the facility, where at least 33 veterans were killed.
Tim Schneider has told top Republicans that he intends to step down as Illinois GOP chairman, setting up a search for a successor as early as …
In January, I wrote about the story of Grover Thompson, who was posthumously granted clemency for a 1981 stabbing in Mount Vernon. Gov. Bruce …
SPRINGFIELD — An effort by the state of Illinois to consolidate hundreds of separate financial reporting systems has cost $150 million more than estimated.
SPRINGFIELD — An audit released Wednesday found that a plan to save $500 million a year on state employee health insurance was so ill-conceived and poorly executed that it's costing taxpayers $10 million extra annually without delivering the service promised.
SPRINGFIELD — Pieces of the roof at the Coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds were being removed by construction crews this week as renovations to the historic structure continued.
With a new governor in office, the Democratic-controlled Illinois House is charging ahead on legislation blocked by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner as he pursued his pro-business, union-weakening agenda.
Editor's Note: The jump for this story did not make it into Wednesday's printed edition of The Southern, so we are reprinting it in its entire…
SPRINGFIELD — Efforts to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Illinois have been slowly spreading across the prairie state. Its supporters are “cautiously optimistic” the most recent legislative iteration, the fourth attempt in as many years, will find success this session.
CHICAGO — A new study by the American Lung Association says Illinois is not doing enough to reduce tobacco use.
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study by the American Lung Association says Illinois is not doing enough to reduce tobacco use.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is asking the Illinois Supreme Court for more time to consider legal options on his predecessor's claim that negotiations with the state's largest public employee union are at a stalemate.
SPRINGFIELD — Just days into his term of office, Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week signaled an abrupt about-face in government relations with organ…
On the day that Democrat J.B. Pritzker was inaugurated as governor, the two Republican state representatives who live in Springfield sent him a letter highlighting the new state law that makes Sangamon County the default location for many new state jobs.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his first full day in office to restore frozen wage increases for unionized state employees.
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker took the oath Monday as Illinois governor, giving Democrats nearly unprecedented power at the Statehouse after four years of divided government only worsened the economic woes of a state billions of dollars in debt.
Outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday picked former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and businessman Willie Wilson when asked which Chicago mayoral candidates he preferred.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House wrapped up its two-year session Tuesday with legislation to help the incoming governor, with House Speaker Michael Madigan praising lawmakers for persevering in an "epic struggle" over state spending with outgoing Gov. Bruce Rauner.
David Spurney of rural Staunton hopes the new year brings an end to statewide restrictions on overtime for personal assistants.
Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that "illegal unionization of managers in state government" is costing taxpayers big money and disrupting state agency operations.
Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, traveling the state on a thank-your tour, told a crowd in Sangamon County Democratic headquarters Monday that his travels downstate and his efforts to build the party will continue.