SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois farmers produced 2.3 million pounds (1 million kilograms) of industrial hemp in the first year of legal cultivation in decades, state officials said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has tapped another former legislator to be director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials are urging boaters to stay safe ahead of the long holiday weekend.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director of Law Enforcement Jerry...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are warning boaters to stay off flooded waterways as a safety precaution.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Illinois Department of...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The son of a former state legislator has been named to fill an Illinois House vacancy.
The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports that Democratic Party chairmen in four...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state representative from southern Illinois has resigned to become the director of law enforcement for the state Department of Natural Resources.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Illinois legislators have introduced a bill that would reinstate the death penalty for convicted mass murderers and killers of first responders.
The bill was crafted by Democratic State Rep. Jerry Costello II of Smithton, Republican Rep. John Cabello of Machesney Park and Democratic Rep. Monica Bristow of Godfrey, among others.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly has sent legislation to Gov. Bruce Rauner that would prohibit further privatization of health care workers in state prisons.
Lawmakers sent the measure to Rauner Friday. It won House approval a day earlier 68-42.
Rep. Jerry Costello is the Smithton Democrat who sponsored it. It is in response to the Rauner administration's announcement that it would lay of 124 state-employed nurses in June.