Illinois State House

Indicted State Rep. Ford Asks House To Let Him StayLa Shawn Ford is urging his colleagues to reserve judgment and allow him to continue to serve.
House Panel Recommends Expelling Rep. SmithA special Illinois House committee has recommended that State Rep. Derrick Smith be expelled from the House, over allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.
State Senate Panel Shoots Down Bill Aimed At Pension ReformIllinois officials have been emphasizing for months that changes must be made to the state pension system to deal with myriad financial problems, but sometimes, reform is easier said than done.
Rep. Derrick Smith Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery ChargeState Rep. Derrick Smith has pleaded not guilty to charges that he accepted a $7,000 bribe.
Senate Passes Tax Breaks For Sears, CME GroupThe state Senate has approved a package of tax breaks designed to keep retail giant Sears and Chicago's main financial exchanges from leaving the state.
State House Rejects Increased Spending Plan By SenateThe work is done for the spring legislative session in Springfield.
Pending Bill Would Mean Rising Electric RatesYour electric bill could go up if the Illinois State Senate and Gov. Pat Quinn go along with a bill passed by the state House.
Gambling Expansion Dies In State HouseOne issue that died in the lame-duck legislative session was a proposed expansion of gambling.
Medical Marijuana Bill Fails In State HouseA push to legalize medicinal marijuana failed in the state House on Thursday.
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