Missouri did not make the top 10.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed on to a plan to keep the Illinois Poison Center open after it has seen a number of budget cuts in recent years.
Illinois is number 3 on the list, while Missouri is number 42.
In 2012, funding for adult dental and podiatry services was cut to save money.
President Barack Obama’s home state agreed to spend $33 million in federal money promoting his health care law.
The legislation now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who supports an increase.
An Illinois House committee has rejected a proposed tax on sweetened drinks that supporters say would help fight obesity.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal released tips on Friday for those hoping to get outside and grill or go on camping trips.
Madigan says collecting a 3 percent surcharge on income greater than $1 million would pump an extra $550 per pupil into the state education fund.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be “savage” budget cuts.