Illinois politics

Wood River Mayor Fred Ufert (photo:

Wood River, Ill. Mayor Dies

Fred Ufert had emergency heart surgery earlier in the week.


Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Downstate Illinois Congressman Resigns

Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria says constant questions about spending make it too difficult to continue serving.



Illinois Bill Pardons Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Roughly two dozen other states have passed laws like this



Budget Cuts Could Harm SIUE Pharmacy School

University presidents criticize Gov. Rauner’s fiscal belt-tightening


East St. Louis City Council member Emeka Jackson-Hicks is running for mayor of East St. Louis. On March 6, 2015 she welcomed U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's endorsement (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Durbin Endorses Challenger in East St. Louis Mayoral Race

U.S. Senator says its time for Alvin Parks to go.


Illinois State Rep. Avery Bourne (photo: IL General Assembly)

Wash U. Law Student Joins Illinois Legislature

State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Pawnee) may be youngest ever to serve in Springfield


Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Illinois Gov. Wants to Cut Amtrak Funding

Bruce Rauner’s budget could reduce number of trains between Chicago & St. Louis


UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Gov. Rauner Visits Troy, Discusses Right To Work

Republican also says he’s working to find funding for subsidized daycare


Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle waves at the podium during day three of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The GOP will nominate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the Republican choice for U.S. President on the last day of the convention.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner Picks St. Louis Native as Senior Adviser

Linda Lingle served two terms as governor of Hawaii


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivers his remarks during ceremonies at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on January 12, 2015. Rauner defeated outgoing Governor Pat Quinn. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Rauner Reverses Quinn Board Appointments

New Illinois governor’s staff says state senate never confirmed the posts