Rep. Karen Yarbrough

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Cigarette Tax Hike For Public Works Programs?

Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) is seeking a $1 per pack increase in the state cigarette tax to generate funds for a major public works program.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

Gov. Quinn signs death penalty ban. (Credit: Office Of The Governor)

Quinn Signs Death Penalty Ban

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation ending the death penalty in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2011