Illinois State Senate
The Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.
Illinois lawmakers have passed a budget to the Gov. Pat Quinn, but not without a lot of contention.
The Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state’s minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.
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.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has done an about face, and now recommends abolishing state scholarships awarded by state lawmakers.
The Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves
Illinois lawmakers are pushing for criminal background checks for online daters.
Illinois Republicans have tried again to make voters show a photo ID before voting, and the proposal was once again shot down by Democrats.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) wants to tackle the state’s largest financial burden – unfunded pension liabilities – during the upcoming spring legislative session.
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.
You might not know it yet, but coming soon to a street corner near you could be traffic speed traps – maybe a lot more of them than Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed last week.
A familiar candidate is throwing his hat into the ring again, this time for the Illinois State Senate.
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.
Local courts, and not a state system of arbiters, would handle workers’ compensation cases if a bill awaiting state Senate action becomes law.
The Illinois State Senate has passed a bill attempting to make things easier for more sellers.
The beers you’ll never see advertised on the Super Bowl are closer to a victory in Illinois.
The Illinois House of Representatives has wrapped up its statewide redistricting hearings, and at least one conclusion is apparent – those testifying want more hearings scheduled after the map is drawn.
Both Republicans and Democrats agree that workers compensation reform is a serious issue, but a proposal to change the system has failed to pass the state Senate.
The Illinois State Senate has unanimously approved an education reform bill that would lengthen the school day and make changes to how teachers are rewarded or disciplined.