Illinois lawmakers have a limited time to hand out their last round of legislative scholarships.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has done an about face, and now recommends abolishing state scholarships awarded by state lawmakers.
Another push is underway to eliminate the frequently-abused legislative scholarships that state lawmakers are allowed to hand out to students in their districts.
With the start of a new calendar year comes a familiar call from dozens of state lawmakers – abolish the legislative scholarship program.
Gov. Pat Quinn says enough is enough with a program where politicians are allowed to provide full rides for favored students at Illinois schools.
Just a week after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill eliminating the death penalty in Illinois, attempts are being made to reinstate it.
As the deadline looms for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on a proposal to ban the death penalty, opponents of the bill are plotting their response.
Four men freed from prison after being wrongly convicted and sentenced to death are making a public plea to Gov. Pat Quinn.
More than a dozen inmates on Illinois’ death row would still be eligible to be put to death, even if Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law a repeal of the death penalty.
Illinois legislators are about to begin the debate over whether the death penalty should be done away with for good.