Senate GOP Leader Expects Short-Term Budget Deal By End Of The MonthA top Republican lawmaker said it’s likely the Illinois General Assembly will reach an agreement on a stopgap budget deal soon, but long-term solutions might take a while.
Election-Year Politics Dim Hopes Of Illinois Budget DealThe emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The missives from Republicans on Wednesday accused the majority party of approving a plan that's out of balance by $7 billion.
Daughter Of Illinois Senate Republican Leader DiesLisa Radogno injured her arm and leg in a hit-and-run in Washington back in May. It's believed that could be what triggered a blood clot that claimed her life Wednesday night.
State Senate Panel OKs Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsThe Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.
Inaction On Pension Reform Costing Illinois $12.6 Million A Day: QuinnThe state could be another $1 billion or so in the hole before the Illinois General Assembly does anything. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Senate Leader Wants To Legalize Online PokerAccording to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.
Illinois Republicans Seek More Workers' Comp ChangesThe ink is barely drive on Illinois' new workers' compensation law, but already, Republicans in the legislature are hoping to make far bigger changes.
Senate GOP Vows To Block Quinn's Borrowing PlanIllinois Senate Republicans have vowed to block any plans to borrow money to pay the state's overdue bills.
UPDATED: Quinn Defends Income Tax HikeGov. Pat Quinn is defending his support for a massive income tax increase, saying the state was facing a crisis and “we had to take decisive action.”

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