Minimum wage, right to work zones, and other questions were posed.
Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.
The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.
Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.
An Illinois National Guard soldier is one of two people arrested for allegedly providing support to ISIS.
A bomb threat has delayed proceedings of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.
You've heard of baseball pitchers who have trouble finding the plate. How about a pitcher who can't even find the ballpark?
The Yankees are once again baseball's most valuable team.
Prosecutors are "about a week or so" away from resting their case, which is beginning its ninth week.
Former players are seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders.
You know how some people insist they can drive safely — even while they fiddle with their smartphones or other electronic devices? They can't.
House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.
Along the way, they're pushing cities to be more welcoming of families.
Could having a password become passé?
Big tobacco companies have pushed for a range of controls on e-cigarettes, including health warnings, restricted sales, and scientific testing requirements.
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Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.
Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?
The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.
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Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.
The band is back and ready to hit the road.
The Culture Club singer has signed on to mentor "Idol" hopefuls.
Glen Fray on the Eagles 2015, Roth’s proudest moment.
Sammy Hagar will be at the Illinois State Fair on August 14!
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