Illinois Senate Democrats

Same Sex Marriage

Illinois Senate Panel OKs Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

After two days of snags in moving the issue, Sen. Heather Steans finally won committee approval by an 8-5 vote Thursday evening, sending the measure next to the floor.

01/03/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Senate Dems’ Budget Plan Advances In Springfield

It’s unlikely to be the final budget, but the Senate Democratic budget proposal is moving through the legislature.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Illinois State Capitol

GOP Leader: Dems Blocking Effort To End Controversial Scholarship Program

The state’s controversial legislative scholarship program — which allows lawmakers to provide free tuition to state universities to students in their districts — is still alive, despite several attempts to end it. And a top Republican lawmaker says Senate Democratic leaders won’t let efforts to repeal the program come up for a vote.

04/19/2012

Illinois Senate Redistricting Map

Senate Redistricting Map Attracts Attention Of Google

Imagine you are supposed to do a big project at work that ends up catching the attention of a famous worldwide company.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011