House Speaker Mike Madigan

Illinois State Capitol

GOP Wants To Block Votes By Lame Duck Lawmakers

Illinois House Republicans want to change the Illinois Constitution to put an end to the General Assembly’s lame duck sessions following an election.

WBBM Newsradio–01/15/2011

Illinois House Floor

Lawmakers Take Break Before Tax Hike Vote

Illinois lawmakers left Springfield on Friday without voting on a major income tax hike as Democratic leaders tried to drum up support for a plan aimed at solving the state’s budget mess.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011