As of January 1, Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program laws officially went into effect, but individuals that would qualify for the state's program may have to wait another year or more before they're able to utilize said laws.
The new year's nearly here. You resolve to eat less junk, work out more. Spend more time with the family and so do we. How about we also resolve to do the work of improving Illinois?
If 40,000 laws can go into effect before Baby New Year has had time to soil his first diaper, then, potentially, the sky's the limit.
There's a new batch of laws in effect for 2014 that'll affect your driving, talking, tanning and more. Our list of the day covers the 10 most talked about.
Person after person chided DNR for the weak rules and many declared that fracking cannot be made safe. Governor Pat Quinn and the legislature are grossly out of touch with the views of the public expressed at the hearings.
Illinois saw its national unemployment ranking improve in November from second worst to fourth worst, at 8.7 percent. But some Illinois towns suffer unemployment rates far higher than the state average.
Will our income tax go down in a year? Will sales taxes go up? Will retirees pay income tax? Taxes dominated the discussion Monday among three of the leading advocates for the pension reform bill passed two weeks ago.
With today's bold announcement by the Illinois Environmental Council, statewide residents look forward to a more assertive and effective campaign by environmental groups to end state support for reckless mining devastation.
The state of Illinois took a big step toward resolving its dire financial position last week when the state assembly passed legislation to reform Illinois' public pension system. The bill aims to cut $160 billion in pension liabilities over 30 years.
ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.
The latest unemployment figures find Illinois still perilously near dead last in the nation. But some Illinois towns aren't suffering.
At two public hearings on proposed regulation, residents of Chicago and southern Illinois showed they stand united against fracking in the Land of Lincoln.
For same-sex couples, the truth is that marriage will not give them all the rights and benefits they anticipate, and I would argue that it is critical or a gay person to obtain premarital legal counseling.
To tackle pollution, China to Drop Pursuit of "Growth at All Costs" reports David Stanway at World Environment News, steering local governments toward...
Just in time for Black Friday, we compile the sales tax rates of Illinois' biggest cities. Check out the list here!...
Illinois needs another way to fund community infrastructure in rural areas, including domestic violence and sexual assault services, before the fracking boom begins. Tae kwon do classes and pepper spray won't cut it.