A new law asks Illinois' public universities to consider making their research available for free, but it does not require it.
A one-time top aide in the Illinois Department of Public Health has been indicted for bribery and taking kickbacks.
Illinois' auditor has found that the state's prison systems have lost 240 computers.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the deadline for applying for recovery assistance from this spring’s flooding in Illinois.
It could be months before anyone can actually bring a gun outside the home in Illinois under the state’s new concealed carry law.
But a separate provision of the law has already taken effect. Beginning this weekend, communities will no longer have the ability to enact restrictions on assault weapons.
The law legislators passed for July 9 gave communities ten days to place local limits on the sale, possession, and transport of so-called “assault weapons.”