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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined counterparts from seven states to sue the Interior Department for rolling back protections for waterfowl, songbirds and other migratory birds.

Illinois is creating a new merit-based scholarship aimed at getting more high school graduates to attend in-state colleges and universities.

The AIM HIGH grant pilot program will provide at least $50 million in financial aid. The state is providing $25 million in the current budget year. Universities are matching that amount.

Lawmakers approved the program earlier this year with nearly unanimous support. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the measure into law Tuesday during a stop in Champaign.

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Former President Barack Obama has recorded a video supporting Democrat J.B. Pritzker for Illinois governor.

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People caught texting while driving will face stiffer penalties under a new Illinois law.


Checks have been sent out to more than 900 Illinois workers to cover back pay owed since 2011.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is ordering his administration to develop a plan for dealing with over 1,000 backlogged discrimination complaints.

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Illinois has become the 30th state to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam allowing state attorneys to more easily practice in other states.

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 The Illinois House has approved a $38.5 billion state budget for the year that begins July 1.

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The Illinois House has endorsed the idea of switching to a graduated income tax.

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Some Illinois lawmakers are opposing a state budget that includes funding for abortions.