Illinois State House
La Shawn Ford is urging his colleagues to reserve judgment and allow him to continue to serve.
A special Illinois House committee has recommended that State Rep. Derrick Smith be expelled from the House, over allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.
Illinois 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.
State Rep. Derrick Smith has pleaded not guilty to charges that he accepted a $7,000 bribe.
The 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.
The work is done for the spring legislative session in Springfield.
Your electric bill could go up if the Illinois State Senate and Gov. Pat Quinn go along with a bill passed by the state House.
One issue that died in the lame-duck legislative session was a proposed expansion of gambling.
A push to legalize medicinal marijuana failed in the state House on Thursday.