Forty-one Illinois mayors and village presidents are calling on state lawmakers to approve the stopgap budget and education spending proposals introduced by Republican leaders.
Illinois is proceeding with plans for the stalled passenger rail project linking the Quad Cities to Chicago.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner intends to run for re-election in 2018.
Two mental health care providers in Illinois are cutting services as a direct result of the ongoing state budget impasse.
A Chicago charter school closed Thursday as a result of funding uncertainty because of the state budget impasse.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 331 undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions in six Midwestern states, including Illinois, during a monthlong enforcement action.
Chicago parents rallied on the city's Northwest Side Friday morning to press for state and city solutions to the budget crisis at Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago workers burst into cheers Thursday after a city council committee advanced legislation to make earned paid sick leave a requirement in the Windy City.
SEIU Healthcare Illinois officials say the state's Child Care Assistance Program is now serving 55,000 fewer children because of budget cuts made by the Rauner administration.