Senate President

State Senate President John Cullerton

Cullerton Does About-Face, Calls For Abolishing Legislative Scholarships

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has done an about face, and now recommends abolishing state scholarships awarded by state lawmakers.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn: Fix Pensions ‘Once And For All’

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pledged Tuesday to reform the public employee pension system “once and for all” this spring.


Driver On Cell Phone

Lawmaker In Report: Don’t Expect Statewide Cell Phone Ban Anytime Soon

A statewide ban on cell phone use while driving could change your commute forever, but state Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says it won’t be happening yet.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Bill Would Cut Corporate Taxes For CME, CBOE

The Illinois General Assembly got an early start on a plan to try to keep Chicago’s two financial exchange companies in the state Monday, just ahead of today’s opening of the fall veto session.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011