Local Mayors Step in on Budget DebateSuburban Chicago mayors are stepping into the statewide debate over freezing local property taxes.
Illinois Bill Could Keep Presidential Candidates Off the BallotPresidential candidates would have to release their tax returns under a bill passed by the Illinois Senate.
Preschool Expulsions Prompt New Education BillChildren in state-funded preschools in Illinois are being suspended at a rate 13 times greater than in public K through 12 schools.
Ill. House Bill Requires Elementary, High Schools to Teach CursiveDon't toss that grammar school composition paper yet!
Body of Missing Joliet Toddler Found in Mother's HomeThe Will County coroner's office said in a statement the autopsy was inconclusive.
Democratic Illinois House OKs Public Funding for Abortions"I believe it is disrespectful to tell a woman what she can or can not do with her body," State Representative Chris Welch says.
Rauner: Expanding Abortion Coverage Too ControversialRauner supports existing law, which provides coverage in cases of rape, incest and for health and life of the mother.
Chris Hrabe's High School Spotlight: Nate Rainge, Wheelchair AthleteHe is a six-time Illinois State track and field champion, and he has earned a college scholarship for wheelchair basketball.
Illinois Democrat Fights for $15 Minimum WageA state representative from Chicago is touring Illinois, rallying support for his bill to increase the state's minimum wage.
Illinois Lawmakers Ponder Proposal to Legalize MarijuanaProposed legislation in Illinois would allow possession of up to an ounce of pot by people who are at least 21 years old.
Illinois Lawmakers Get Advice on Legalizing Recreational MarijuanaColorado officials are offering advice to Illinois lawmakers as they consider whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Blagojevich Lawyers, Again, Appeal for Shorter SentenceBlagojevich's attorneys say his good behavior since entering prison in 2012 justifies a reduced sentence.

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