Illinois House Advances 2015 BudgetHaving given up on extending Illinois' temporary income tax increase -- at least for now -- the Illinois Legislature is moving forward with a scaled-back budget that could lead to layoffs, further delays in paying the state's bills and a post-election vote to make the tax hike permanent or generate some other source of revenue.
State Reps Want New Study Of O'Hare NoiseRep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) supported building the new east-west runways at O’Hare, but he said the most recent comprehensive noise studies were conducted before the new runways were built.
Emanuel's Gun Crime Legislation Stalls In SpringfieldMayor Rahm Emanuel’s push to stiffen penalties for illegal guns hit an unexpected roadblock in the Illinois House on Thursday, as black lawmakers managed to halt the proposal for now.
House Debates Multiple Restrictions For Concealed Carry MeasureThe firestorm over concealed weapons moved to the Illinois House floor Tuesday, sparking Republican complaints that an extraordinary legislative process set up by majority Democrats would restrict the right to carry guns in public rather than allow it, as a federal court has ordered.
Immigrant Licenses Advance Despite Fraud ConcernsA proposal to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants received House committee approval Monday, despite concerns by both Democrats and Republicans whether it goes far enough to prevent fraud.
Bill To Abolish Legislative Scholarships Now On Quinn's DeskIllinois lawmakers voting to repeal the controversial legislative scholarship program hope the free rides are over once and for all.
Lawmakers Taking Steps That Could Oust Rep. SmithThe Illinois legislature is moving forward with an investigation of State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), a process that could potentially lead to his ouster from the General Assembly over his arrest on federal bribery charges.
State Rep. Seeks To Reinstate Death PenaltyJust a week after Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill eliminating the death penalty in Illinois, attempts are being made to reinstate it.