Last of 8 Defendants Pleads Guilty in Springfield Meth RingMichael P. Ayala pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, money laundering and a gun charge.
Lawmakers OK Grace Period for Late License RegistrationIllinois lawmakers have voted to require extra time for motorists to renew license plates if state officials don't notify them.
Beagle-Rescue Group Sues U of I Over Research-Animal DataThe Beagle Freedom Foundation filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Monday.
Illinois Borrows Millions for Building Despite Budget MessIllinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state approaches one full year with a budget.
Former University of Missouri Worker Admits $716K TheftFifty-four-year-old Carla Rathmann of Mount Vernon pleaded guilty Monday in Springfield, Missouri to one count each of mail fraud and credit card fraud.
Illinois Lawmakers Pass Measure Eliminating Pink TaxThe Senate approved the proposal by a vote of 59-0 on Tuesday.
Illinois Poised to Enter a 2nd Year Without a BudgetThe Senate is expected to consider a $40 billion budget on Tuesday that the House already passed.
Gov. Rauner Vetoes Illinois Union Arbitration Bill``My action today defends taxpayers who are being denied their voice at the bargaining table,'' Rauner said in his veto.
Assistant Coach at Drury University Accused of RapeDrury spokesman Mike Brothers also confirmed to the newspaper that the alleged victim is a Drury student.
Illinois Senate Approves $454 Million More for CollegesLawmakers approved the bill on a near unanimous vote and sent the measure to the House, which can take it up as soon as Tuesday when state representatives return to Springfield.
Illinois Panel Again Urges Medical Marijuana ExpansionIts members voted to recommend Type 1 diabetes and panic disorder to the program.
Rauner Optimistic About Reaching Budget DealAgreement has been elusive during the more than 10 months the Republican governor has faced off with Democrats who control the Legislature.

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