Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Faces Federal ChargesDennis Hastert, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in an alleged attempt to conceal bank withdrawals of nearly $1 million paid to an individual for past misconduct on the part of the former veteran politician, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.
Gov. Rauner Rattles Saber In Op-Ed Piece; Can State Budget Deadline Be Met?CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. Bruce Rauner going on the offensive.
Report: GOP Wants To Make Resentment Of Madigan A Campaign IssueThe criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) by Republicans is on the rise.
Opponent: Lots Of People 'Cannot Stand' Speaker MadiganA woman challenging Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for his Southwest Side legislative seat says she's not discouraged.
Gov. Quinn: Fix Pensions 'Once And For All'Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pledged Tuesday to reform the public employee pension system "once and for all" this spring.
Madigan Seeks More Control For Lawmakers In Workers' Collective BargainingState lawmakers would have more control in collective bargaining for state workers under a proposal introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
Indiana Anti-Bolting Law Seems To Have FizzledWhen Indiana house democrats fled the state for 34 days in February and March, the Republicans talked about preventing "bolting" by making it illegal.
Kirk: Budget Fight Was 'Overly Dramatic'Sen. Mark Kirk predicted a final-hour agreement on a stopgap spending bill. But that is not why Illinois' junior senator is pleased with the budget compromise announced late Friday.
Emanuel Protests State Plan For Education CutsTop Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.
Indiana GOP Moving Forward Without DemsIndiana Republicans say they are fed up with the Democrats who fled the state nearly a month ago to prevent votes on education and labor-related legislation.
Clock Ticking On Tax Hike ProposalThe clock is ticking on Democrats’ tax hike in Springfield, and legislative leaders are now dialing back the proposal to win more votes before the deadline on Wednesday.
Pension Reform May Make 2012 BallotA resolution that is supposed to save taxpayer money may be put into a constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot, now that it has passed a committee in the Illinois House.