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Illinois poised to be 11th state to legalize marijuana use

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan t...

Illinois to expand abortion rights as other states restrict

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House voted to bolster the right to abortion on Tuesday as Democratic-led states respond to restrictions placed by some Republican-led states that conservatives h...

Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigned to spare layoffs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more lay...

Illinois governor's schedule includes recommended attire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — What if you were governor of Illinois and didn't have a thing to wear? If you're J.B. Pritzker, you look at your daily schedule. During his...

Illinois' Gov. Pritzker's tax plan has 7.95 percent top rate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker took the first step Thursday in fulfilling his touchstone campaign pledge of making the wealthy pay more in income taxes as the billionaire proposed a gradu...

Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun dealers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor's policy and prompting a gun owners group to threaten legal action...

Selling expendable Lincoln-collection items won't erase debt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation owes more than $9 million for a collection of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln and says it might have to sell some of i...

Prison inmate death after run-in with staff ruled homicide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy rep...

Prison inmate death after incident with staff ruled homicide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Documents provided to The Associated Press show the death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has be...

Illinois governor asks voters for 2nd chance

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner swept into office four years ago as a self-made millionaire and an outsider promising fiscal austerity, lower taxes and clean government. ...

Humbled Illinois governor admits errors, pleads for 2nd term

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A humbled Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, one of the most endangered state executives in the country, promised Thursday to be less confrontational and more understanding of his po...

Rauner vetoes bills on immigration

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a measure Friday that would encourage immigrants' cooperation with police investigations by offering protection from deportation, one of three immigra...

APNewsBreak: Debt forces hunt for Lincoln-item auctioneers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The hunt for auctioneers to sell off parts of a valuable collection of Lincoln artifacts, including an iconic stovepipe hat and gloves bloodied the night he was assassinated, ...

Illinois governor signs 2 bills to tighten gun restrictions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws Monday authorizing judges to take weapons away from people suffering mental health and other problems and to extend the waiting period for delive...

APNewsBreak: Illinois on hook for $300M in nursing care

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that private Illinois nursing homes are fronting $300 million for residential care because the state is so far behind on determining whether t...