Rep. John Bradley

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois House Advances 2015 Budget

Having 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.


Illinois State Capitol

Illinois House Committee OKs Fracking Regulation Proposal

A proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.


Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State’s Fiscal Cliff

Congress isn’t the only government body facing a “financial cliff.” Illinois lawmakers also are being warned about the state’s dire financial situation, which could get even worse if the federal government has to slash funding to the states.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2012

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Panel To Study Illinois’ Corporate Tax Structure

A new legislative panel has been formed to study Illinois’ corporate tax structure. The commission comes as some of Illinois’ largest companies threaten to leave.

WBBM Newsradio–06/24/2011

Illinois House Floor

State House Votes To Abolish Workers’ Comp System

The Illinois House has voted to abolish the state’s workers’ compensation system, instead shifting such claims to the state’s circuit court system.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Bill Pending To Increase Amount Of Ethanol In Gasoline

A bill that would pave the way for ethanol-based E15 fuel in Illinois is rattling around the Illinois House.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Still Offering Few Details On Workers’ Comp Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn still says workers’ compensation is his biggest legislative priority this month, but he’s still offering few details about when lawmakers will see his plan on the floor.

WBBM Newsradio–05/05/2011

Illinois House Floor

Lawmaker Seeks Ways To Bring State Budget Together

One way or another, the budget numbers have to come together in Springfield.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2011

Illinois State Capitol

State Workers’ Comp Overhaul Advances

A proposal to do away with Illinois’ workers’ compensation system has passed a house committee.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011