Illinois Senate Panel OKs Same-Sex Marriage LegislationAfter 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.
Senate Dems' Budget Plan Advances In SpringfieldIt’s unlikely to be the final budget, but the Senate Democratic budget proposal is moving through the legislature.
GOP Leader: Dems Blocking Effort To End Controversial Scholarship ProgramThe 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.
Senate Redistricting Map Attracts Attention Of GoogleImagine you are supposed to do a big project at work that ends up catching the attention of a famous worldwide company.