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Updated May 4, 2016 at 9:07 PM

A proposal to move the state to a graduated income tax died in the Illinois House Wednesday when the sponsor opted not to call the bill for a vote.Rep. Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, said he did not have enough votes to pass the proposed constitutional amendment that needed 71, or three-fifths approval, rather than 60 votes to pass the House.

Updated May 4, 2016 at 9:06 PM

An Illinois House plan to change the way legislative district maps are drawn in the state died in a Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

Updated Apr 8, 2016 at 12:46 PM False
Updated Apr 4, 2016 at 3:58 PM

PEKIN — Havana High School students who toured Excel Foundry & Machine in Pekin Monday received a glimpse of what manufacturing looks like in the 21st century.

Updated Mar 29, 2016 at 4:54 PM

PEORIA — Illinois farmland prices posted the most significant decline in two decades in 2015, following the downward price trajectory, albeit in less steep fashion, of grain produced on the properties.

Updated Mar 20, 2016 at 5:56 PM

SPRINGFIELD — Mishra Keller skirted a state law when she chose to deliver her second child at home with the help of a midwife, given that the trained birthing professionals have been barred from practicing since 1987 in...

Updated Mar 15, 2016 at 11:57 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump won Illinois' Republican primary Tuesday and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was victorious in her Democratic race against U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during a drama-packed...

Updated Mar 15, 2016 at 11:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hillary Clinton triumphed in the Illinois Democratic primary for president Tuesday with the support of older voters, blacks and those who want to see the policies of President Barack Obama continued,...

Updated Mar 15, 2016 at 10:54 PM

EUREKA — A former courthouse employee appears successful in her first bid for elected office by taking the four-way primary race for Woodford County circuit clerk.

Updated Mar 15, 2016 at 7:43 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters got an early taste of what's expected to be one of the hardest-fought U.S. Senate races in the country, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk accusing U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of "repeatedly failing to...

Posted Mar 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM

PEORIA — While the birth of three lion cubs at Peoria Zoo  may have come as a welcome surprise to the public, their birth was actually the product of years of...

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