Legislation aimed at helping poor Illinois families keep more of what they earn was signed into law Tuesday, a month after Gov. Pat Quinn signed companion legislation granting tax breaks and incentives aimed at keeping two big employers in the state.
Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal to sell synthetic marijuana in Chicago. A statewide ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
Sears Holdings Corp. says it is disappointed after the Illinois House of Representatives voted down legislation that would have provided tax breaks to keep the retailer, as well as the CME Group, in the state.
Legislation in Springfield would grant immunity when individuals call 9-1-1 to report a drug overdoses. Sponsors hope that will save lives, CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.
Supporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.
Now that the legislature has finally sent Gov. Pat Quinn a bill that would raise electric rates to help pay to modernize Illinois’ power grid, Governor Quinn is making no secret that he will veto it.
Gov. Pat Quinn gave Mayor Rahm Emanuel a piece of his mind on Tuesday, telling him you can’t spend money from a Chicago casino that is still a long way from reality.
Campaign donations from the gambling industry aren’t necessarily related to the recent passage of a major Illinois gambling expansion, a review of donations from the industry to lawmakers shows.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed legislation that aims to increase the safety of infant and newborn.
The ink is barely drive on Illinois’ new workers’ compensation law, but already, Republicans in the legislature are hoping to make far bigger changes.
A bill making foreclosures quicker and easier for banks is on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. Critics say it will give homeowners less opportunities to save their properties.
The work is done for the spring legislative session in Springfield.
The children of immigrants, both legal and illegal, would be able to obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs under legislation approved Monday.
The Illinois House approved a controversial measure Monday backed by Commonwealth Edison to raise electricity rates to pay for the modernization of its power grid, but there weren’t enough votes to turn back a threatened veto by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Tough cemetery regulations imposed last year after the Burr Oak scandal have proved burdensome for many Illinois cemeteries, leading lawmakers to consider rolling them back.
With many states trying to lure away Illinois businesses in the wake of a state income tax hike, Illinois lawmakers are moving to force companies that work for Illinois government to promise not to move out of the state.
A strict measure to be discussed in Springfield would outlaw tanning beds for minors, even if they have parental permission to use them.
Gov. Pat Quinn is nearing a decision on the controversial bill that would abolish the death penalty in Illinois.
Public school teachers in Indiana are making rumblings about organizing a statewide walkout.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is adding her two cents to the debate over whether to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.