Steve Andersson

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Illinois lawmakers on Friday rejected legislation that would have loosened restriction on how police use drone surveillance. It was meant to help law enforcement keep tabs on large crowds.


Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly is considering whether people should be allowed to sue to block regulatory decisions of state government. The state’s business community says that’s dangerous for the economy.

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You might be feeling the effects of the time change  just like every spring when we lose an hour.  But there’s legislation that just might change that. 

John Cullerton and Christine Radogno
Brian Mackey / NPR Illinois

As we get ready to welcome 2018, we thought we’d take a few minutes to listen back to another wild year in Illinois government and politics.

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The Illinois House will meet Thursday to try to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto.

Reps. Darlene Senger and Elaine Nekritz
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The Illinois criminal justice system has become increasingly reliant on fees. People convicted of crimes have become money makers for state and local government — paying for everything from prosecutors' offices to new police cars.

Amanda Vinicky

Illinois has long had a day to honor Gold Star Mothers. For the first time Monday the state recognized the rest of their families.