Republicans Call House Vote On Two-Year Property Tax Freeze A ShamA big part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's so-called “Turnaround Agenda” is a property tax freeze, but Republicans said the latest version approved by House Democrats is no more than political pandering.
Illinois House To Vote On Proposal To License Gun DealersThe legislation also would require more video surveillance and staff training in gun stores. Video footage would have to be saved for at least 90 days.
Illinois House Panel Endorses Ban On Bump StocksThe Judiciary Committee approved a proposed ban on firearm trigger-modifications -- including bump stocks like those used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Illinois House In Session To Vote On Senate Bill 1The Illinois House will be in session on Wednesday as it begins to consider Governor Rauner's veto of the school funding measure known as Senate Bill 1.
State Lawmakers Question DCFS Officials On Semaj Crosby's DeathDCFS officials will testify at a joint House and Senate committee hearing about what could have been done to prevent Semaj Crosby’s death.
House Vote On Budget Veto Delayed; State Capitol Locked DownA woman also had been seen being led out of the House gallery in handcuffs a short time before session was set to begin.
Cullerton Warns Of "Dire Consequences" If House Doesn't Override Budget VetoA bipartisan coalition in the Illinois House must hold together in order to override the governor’s veto of a $36 billion budget deal.
House Sets Vote To Override Budget Veto; Rauner Calls Tax Hike "Two-By-Four Across The Foreheads"House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office has said the override vote will happen Thursday, when the chamber reconvenes at 1:30 p.m.
Illinois Enters 3rd Year Without Budget; But New Hope Emerges For End To ImpasseTest vote on House Democrats' spending plan passes 90-25, but lawmakers will blow through midnight deadline for budget deal.
State Senator Fears Time Running Out To Pass Budget, Salvage EconomySen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) said she is hopeful the Illinois House will work out a budget compromise before the end of the month.
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.
State Could Require Lead Testing At All Illinois Schools, DaycaresEnvironmental activists and others said they have reached a compromise on a statewide requirement to test for lead in drinking water at schools and daycare centers.