General Assembly

Former Quinn Aide Denies NRI Program Launched To Influence ElectionDemocrats and Republicans on a state panel looking into the governor’s scandal-plagued 2010 anti-violence program were accusing each other of playing politics on Thursday as former Quinn administration aides testified in Chicago.
Cullerton: Illinois Pension Problem Not 'Crisis'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.
Business Leaders Come Out In Support Of Illinois Marriage Equality A group of 50 Illinois business leaders and organizations have come out in support of marriage equality in Illinois.
New State Legislature Includes Three Facing Criminal ChargesIt's a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.
Illinois GOP Chairman: No Use Complaining About Re-MapThe state's Republican Party chairman says yesterday's losses are nothing to whine about.
Pension Clock Ticking As Lawmakers Convene In SpringfieldCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the slim chances Illinois lawmakers will fix the state's pension mess in an election year.
'Smart Grid' Bill Supporters Working To Override Quinn's VetoSupporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.
Quinn Plans To Lay Off 1,900 Workers, Close 7 FacilitiesGov. 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.
Democratic Remap Moves Closer To Governor's DeskThe re-drawing of the map is almost done in Illinois, and the state Senate is expected to vote on new Congressional lines today.
No New State Budget As Legislative Session Winds DownIn 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.
Tanning Salon Owners, Teens Object To Proposed RegulationsAn 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.
Quinn To Fight Efforts To Pass Concealed-Carry Gun LawGov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday vowed to fight any type of legislation that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons in public.