Stories about Illinois state government
People walking through downtown Springfield on Monday morning looked up to an unusual sight — a helicopter hovering over the Old State Capitol, dropping a rope and lifting away the flagpole that sat atop the bronze-colored dome.
Local and State officals attend the Will County Latinx Day of Action, an effort to talk with and engage with Latinx voters, at El Camaleon Bar and Grill in Joliet.
Questions for candidates can be submitted by constituents in advance of the Sept. 28 forum, which will be offered via Zoom.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood addressed constituents during a DeKalb town hall Tuesday, touching on the Biden administration's expected student loan debt relief plan. "I hope he makes good on that promise and takes action to offer families this much-needed relief,” she said.
State Sen. John Connor resigned from the Illinois Senate on Friday. The Will County Progressives, a grassroots organization, feel neither Democratic candidate seeking his seat should be appointed in the interim.
State Sen. John Connor announced his resignation on Friday, stating he needed the time to care for a family member.
Tom McCullagh is challenging the election petition filing of his primary opponent, Michelle Smith
DeKalb city officials said they’re planning to use $17 million awarded through the state’s Rebuild Illinois program to construct a new facility to house public transit buses. Most of that money, $12 million, was awarded last week by the governor's office.
State Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, has been appointed to Springfield's bipartisan Legislative Ethics Commission by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin.
The Illinois Education Association is calling on school districts that are not adhering to state school safety laws to immediately comply with 2019′s School Threat Assessment Bill.
A state program aiming to take a “comprehensive approach to ending Illinois’ firearm violence epidemic” will be expanded under a law Gov. JB Pritzker signed Friday.
Citing concerns over the impact redistricting will have on the Sauk Valley, Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano Jr. is considering a run for a seat in the state Legislature, the Republican businessman said in a news release this evening.
No one testifies at congressional redistricting hearing in Joliet
Will County Center for Economic Development vice president appointed to state board
Gov. Pritzker makes announcement about $40 million investment