Big business blames public sector workers for the state's $8 billion budget deficit.
Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.
The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.
Over a hundred angry demonstrators from Chicago's southeast side rallied at the Illinois state building to protest plans for construction of a coal gasification plant in their neighborhood.
"With our broken system, we cannot ensure justice is achieved in every case," Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said.
Transit workers and environmental activists rallied here in support of mass transit last Thursday, calling for increased funding, not cuts.
The battle for union recognition by charter schoolteachers has grown as charters have assumed a larger presence in the city.
With a landmark bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Monday, same-sex couples will, for the first time in Illinois history, share many of the legal protections that are now granted to married couples.
The Illinois Supreme Court will decide if Rahm Emanuel will stay on the mayoral ballot for Chicago's Feb. 22 election. But is he the right choice for Chicagoans?
Lawmakers are poised to make Illinois the first state to end capital punishment since 2009.