With lawmakers preparing to return to Springfield this week to address the state’s most pressing issues, Senate President John Cullerton is suggesting the $97 billion Illinois pension shortfall isn’t as dire as other top leaders contend.
A group of 50 Illinois business leaders and organizations have come out in support of marriage equality in Illinois.
It’s a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.
The state’s Republican Party chairman says yesterday’s losses are nothing to whine about.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the slim chances Illinois lawmakers will fix the state’s pension mess in an election year.
Supporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he is moving to lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities , blaming Illinois lawmakers for sending him a budget that had $2.2 billion less in revenue than he wanted.
The re-drawing of the map is almost done in Illinois, and the state Senate is expected to vote on new Congressional lines today.
In Springfield, the clock is ticking towards the end of the spring legislative session. Some things are getting done, but, the big one – a new state budget – so far, is not.
An effort is under way in Illinois that could prevent minors under 18 from using tanning salons, even with parental consent. Both the Illinois House and Senate have seen bills introduced this session to keep minors out of tanning salons.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday vowed to fight any type of legislation that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons in public.
When Indiana house democrats fled the state for 34 days in February and March, the Republicans talked about preventing “bolting” by making it illegal.
Earlier this month the General Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty. But Gov. Quinn has yet to sign the legislation.
Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun is blasting the Illinois General Assembly’s approval of a massive income tax hike.
Some local businesses were warning of potential cutbacks and layoffs – perhaps even moving out of state – in light of a looming income tax hike in Illinois.
Gov. 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.”
Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation to abolish the death penalty in Illinois, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn on the last day of the lame-duck legislative session.
Lawmakers in Springfield still cannot come to an agreement on whether to increase the state income tax before the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in later this week.
Even if state lawmakers approve a major income tax hike as Gov. Pat Quinn is inaugurated for his first elected term, the state’s budget problems will last long after he’s sworn in on Monday.
Less than two hours after their first vote failed, Illinois House members voted Thursday evening to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.