Executive Committee

Senate Approves New Gambling Expansion PlanA refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois -- clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino -- was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.
Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Moves Forward In Illinois HouseAn Illinois House committee narrowly endorsed legislation to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, setting up a showdown on the House floor that could come in a matter of weeks.
Gay Marriage Legislation Advances In State SenateAn Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month.
Move To Ban Assault Weapons Stalls In State SenateAn Illinois Senate vote to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips has been delayed, because supporters have yet to line up enough votes to pass the two measures.
Illinois Senate Panel OKs Same-Sex Marriage LegislationAfter two days of snags in moving the issue, Sen. Heather Steans finally won committee approval by an 8-5 vote Thursday evening, sending the measure next to the floor.
House Committee OKs CPS Plan To Delay School Closings ListAn Illinois House committee has endorsed a plan to give the Chicago Public Schools four more months to decide where to make cuts in the number of schools the system operates.