Dennis 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.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. Bruce Rauner going on the offensive.
The criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) by Republicans is on the rise.
A woman challenging Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for his Southwest Side legislative seat says she’s not discouraged.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pledged Tuesday to reform the public employee pension system “once and for all” this spring.
State lawmakers would have more control in collective bargaining for state workers under a proposal introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
When Indiana house democrats fled the state for 34 days in February and March, the Republicans talked about preventing “bolting” by making it illegal.
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.
Top Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.
Indiana 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.
The 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.
A 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.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert says the tax cut compromise between President Barack Obama and the Republicans needs to win approval now, or all taxpayers will suffer.
The top Illinois House Democrat laid favorable odds Tuesday that a push to give gay and lesbian couples the right to unite through civil unions would be approved by his legislative chamber.
Could this Election Day mean the end of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s long run?