State House Expels Rep. Derrick SmithThe Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
State Lawmakers Fail To Pass Pension Reform Before DeadlineGov. Pat Quinn is promising not to give up the fight for pension reform, after lawmakers failed to get a bill passed before the deadline of midnight Thursday night.
Downstate Lawmaker Screams, Throws Papers Over Pension Reform BillA downstate lawmaker screamed, yelled and threw papers Tuesday, as he expressed frustration about the Democrat-led plan to overhaul the state pension system.
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.
Victims' Bill Of Rights May Be Added To State ConstitutionA Victims’ Bill of Rights could be added to the Illinois State Constitution, if a proposed amendment makes it onto the November ballot.
Lawmakers To Try Again On Package To Keep Sears, CME GroupState lawmakers are going take one more try before the end of the year to pass tax relief for Illinois businesses that are threatening to leave.
Move To Resume Paying Regional School Superintendents Fails In State HouseAn attempt to pay Illinois’ regional school superintendents – who have worked almost four months for no pay – has failed in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Support Growing For Medical Marijuana In IllinoisSupport is growing in Springfield for legalizing medical marijuana.
Gun Restriction Bills Fail In SpringfieldA couple of bills to further control the movement of guns in Illinois have failed to pass the state House.
Proposed Murder Convict Registry AdvancesThose convicted of first-degree murder will have to register with a public searchable database if a bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly becomes law.
Medical Marijuana Bill Advances In Illinois HouseIf you suffer from chronic pain or are a cancer, HIV or Hepatitis C patient, you may soon be able to get a 21/2-ounce dose of medical marijuana.
Rule Would Make Blocking Bills Harder In State HouseA common complaint at the state Capitol is that a bill is trapped in the House Rules Committee. A new rule would keep that from happening so easily.