Trucking group says they’ll sue if IL adopts CA emissions standards

(The Center Square) – California vehicle emissions standards may be coming to Illinois. An Illinois state legislator…

State appeals court revives challenge to Cook County’s gun, ammo tax

(The Center Square) – Cook County’s tax on guns and ammunition is still in place, but…

Retailers push back on Pritzker’s proposal to cap sales tax credit they claim

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal includes going after Illinois retailers’ earnings, something…

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson asks to add $1.25 billion to city’s massive debt

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson suggested borrowing more than $1 billion to fund affordable housing and other…

Trial for Highland Park shooting suspect set for 2025

The trial for the man facing over 100 charges in connection to a mass shooting in…

Democratic states earmarked over $500 million in COVID-19 aid to help illegal immigrants

Several Democratic states and cities have given more than $500 million of COVID-19 relief funds to…

Trump delivers blow to former Illinois ally in competitive House GOP primary

Former President Donald Trump once again turned the tables in a key Republican primary race, this…

Illinois utilities pushing to control power line construction while others warn of a monopoly

(The Center Square) – Legislation that would give the state’s largest utilities control over the construction of…

Early voting paused in Chicago to remove Democratic judicial candidate from ballot

Chicago paused its early voting process in the March 19 presidential primary election on Friday to…

Jewish college students in the U.S. face antisemitism, little help from officials

(The Center Square) – The rise of pro-Palestinian protests on U.S. university campuses often feature protesters…

Fiscal transparency think tank says Illinois has heavy taxpayer burden

(The Center Square) – A think tank that promotes fiscal transparency is calling on state and…

Local pension costs and property taxes top of mind for some at Illinois statehouse

(The Center Square) – A move is underway at the Illinois Statehouse to address the rising…

Illinois bill would classify parent’s refusal to provide gender-transition or abortion care as child abuse

Illinois Democrats are pushing legislation that would classify a parent’s refusal to provide their child with…

Unfunded cost of retirement benefits reaches $1.14 trillion: Report

(The Center Square) – New Jersey, California, New York, Texas and Illinois face a hundred billion…

Democratic Chicago state’s attorney candidates looking to replace Kim Foxx differ on plans to handle crime

Two Democratic candidates running for Cook County state’s attorney in Illinois have vastly different approaches to…

Police group raises concerns about Illinois’ criminal justice policies

(The Center Square) – The debate around crime and punishment continues in Illinois. Late last month,…

Illinois-based food-science organization weighs in on proposed food additives bill

(The Center Square) – A Chicago-based nonprofit food-science organization is criticized proposed legislation that would ban certain…

Southern Illinois prepares for April’s total solar eclipse

(The Center Square) – One of the best places in the world to see the 2024…

Judge ‘not interested’ in delaying challenge to Illinois gun ban

(The Center Square) – A federal judge told the state he is not interested in delaying…

Measure limiting police pullovers a ‘conversation starter,’ expected to stall

(The Center Square) – A measure that would prohibit law enforcement from pulling people over for…