The director of the state’s child welfare agency who pleaded guilty to stealing money from clients of a Chicago social-service agency 20 years ago has resigned from his post. Department of Children and Family Services Director Arthur Bishop submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office Wednesday. The letter notes that his background could be a distraction for Quinn in the upcoming election. Bishop pleaded guilty to theft in the mid-1990s for taking money from patients at Chicago mental health center. Quinn’s spokeswoman says the governor immediately appointed a new acting director of the agency. Attorney and social worker Bobbie Gregg was appointed for a 60-day term while a search for a full-time replacement begins.
The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.
Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.
Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.
A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.
The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.