Top Cop Back In Springfield To Seek Crackdown On Repeat Gun OffendersChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was hoping to convince state lawmakers to approve longer prison sentences for repeat gun offenders.
Groups Slam State Lawmakers For 'Nonsense Of Not Having A Budget'Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said the state’s credit rating is “a national embarrassment” as a result of the budget impasse.
Lawmakers Vote To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations On Child Sex CrimesUnder current law, in most cases of child sex offenses against children, they must be prosecuted within 20 years of the victim turning 18.
Rauner Willing To Back Chicago Casino, But Only With Grand Bargain On BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner said he might sign legislation allowing for a casino in Chicago and some other places in Illinois.
CPS Leaders, Families To Lobby State Lawmakers For More FundingCPS leaders and families will participate in a rally at the Illinois State Capitol to push for equal state funding for public schools.
Emanuel Still Counting On Springfield For Money To Keep CPS OpenThe mayor still won’t say how the city will keep CPS going if the state does not help the district close a massive budget shortfall.
With Grand Bargain Still Iffy, Watchdog Calls Rauner Budget IncompleteThe Civic Federation has issued an 86-page report on the governor’s 2018 budget plan, and has said the proposal falls short.
Speaker Madigan Names Lawmakers To Work With Rauner On Non-Budget Agenda ItemsThe speaker has appointed four leading Democrats to work with the governor on to find areas of Rauner's agenda on which they can compromise.
Illinois Board Terminates Hastert's State Lawmaker PensionAn Illinois retirement board is terminating the pension that imprisoned former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for his service in the Illinois General Assembly.
Illinois Board To Consider Hastert's State Lawmaker PensionIllinois officials are poised to consider the status of the pension Dennis Hastert receives for the time the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker served in the state's General Assembly.
Lawmakers Seek Vote On Abortion Bill As Women Rally At State CapitolHundreds of activists marched on the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, declaring women do not have equality in the U.S.
Lawmaker Suggests Fund Sweeps To Bail Out CPS, Avoid Early ClosingA West Side democrat wants to tap targeted state funds to help the Chicago Public Schools stay open through the end of the school year.