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.
Opposition Arises Against 2 Proposals Allowing AT&T To Stop Landline ServiceThe Citizens Utility Board, AARP and the Illinois Public Interest Research Group are teaming up in opposition to proposed legislation in the Illinois General Assembly to would let AT&T get rid of traditional landline phones.
State Lawmaker Wants Illinois Schools To Teach Cursive WritingA lawmaker has suggested putting cursive back in the curriculum at Illinois schools, but not enough lawmakers would sign off on his idea.
Expert: Illinois Budget Stalemate Could Last Through Next ElectionA renowned political expert has warned the two-year budget impasse in Illinois might not end until after the next election for governor in 2018.
Comptroller Mendoza Appeals Ruling Ordering Lawmaker PayThe Illinois comptroller has appealed a Cook County judge's ruling that state lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.
Bills To Legalize Marijuana Introduced In General AssemblySeparate pieces of legislation aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use in Illinois were submitted to the state general assembly Wednesday.
Illinois House Votes Against Making Obama Birthday A State HolidayRep. Steven Andersson, R-Geneva, says the state can't afford a paid day off for employees, given the current budget problems.
Illinois Senate Cancels Budget Votes; Leader Blames RaunerThe Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making.
Rauner Offers Tax-Hike Guidance To End Illinois Budget StalemateGov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what steps he'd accept to end the state's nearly two-year budget stalemate, telling lawmakers he's open to raising taxes on services such as car repairs or haircuts but not on food, medicine or retirement income.

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