Cole Lauterbach reports on Illinois government and statewide issues for The Center Square. He has produced radio shows for stations in Bloomington/Normal and Peoria, and created award-winning programs for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
State health officials said a person who recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness has died, the first death amid a …
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to raise fees and establish new taxes to cover a budget shortfall, but she wants the Illinois General Assem…
The owner of a number of coal-fired plants wants Illinois lawmakers to take action after the company announced it plans to close four plants.
Illinois’ Congressional delegation is concerned that the U.S. Census may not get everyone when the agency tallies Illinois’ population next year.
Illinois became the second state in America on Wednesday to ban landlords from reporting tenants to immigration officials.
Illinois’ troublesome Asian carp problem could be a bigger issue for the Great Lakes than originally thought.
Home prices in the Chicago metropolitan area increased at a slower pace, in part, because of the state's continued population losses.
Schools aren't preparing all students for real-life work situations, according to a job placement service, which says its agents must teach pr…