Rep. Jeanne Ives

Madigan Advances Minimum Wage Ballot QuestionWeeks after it became clear Illinois Democrats were struggling to find the necessary votes for legislation to increase the state's minimum wage, House Speaker Michael Madigan began advancing the issue by another route, in a move laced with political calculation.
Illinois House Shoots Down Ban On Gay Conversion TherapyAn effort to ban the controversial practice of “conversion therapy” to turn gay, lesbian and bisexual youth heterosexual has been defeated in the Illinois House.
Chicago Man Accused Of Threatening Lawmaker Over Comments On Gay MarriageA felony arrest warrant has been issued for a Chicago man accused of threatening a state representative over her controversial comments about same-sex marriages.