House Speaker Mike Madigan Cancels Special Session On Education BillAt the eleventh hour the Speaker of Illinois scrapped plans to try and override the Governor's veto of a school funding plan.
Governor Rauner Talks To Lawmakers Ahead Of House Vote On School Funding BillThe Illinois House is scheduled to vote on Wednesday whether to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a school funding package. The state senate overrode the Governor on Sunday.
Comey Testimony Telegraphed In DocumentThe fired FBI director is expected to tell lawmakers President Trump asked him what could be done to "lift the cloud" of the Russia investigation.
Chicago Cartoonist Explores Lessons From 'Mister Rogers' In New BookThe graphic novel weaves memorable 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' highlights with the author's own experiences as a teacher.
Duckworth And Kirk Come Together At A Summit, Show CivilityDespite a nasty campaign, the two candidates for U.S. Senate in Illinois came together Friday at an alcohol-free “beer summit.”
U.S. Senate Contenders Duckworth, Kirk Hit July 4th ParadesThe contest between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tammy Duckworth is considered the nation's top Senate race to watch.
Senate Majority Leader To Offer Bill Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars To ConsumersThe majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he'll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
Measure To Ban 'Deprogramming' Of Gay Young People Goes To GovernorSen. Daniel Biss sponsored the bill. The Evanston Democrat says mental health associations support the measure that addresses therapies that can cause "mental illness, trauma and can increase the risk of suicide."
CIA Torture Report: Five Most Damning ConclusionsWhile it would be a good idea for the citizenry to spend some time reading about the CIA's atrocities in its inhumane treatment of alleged terror suspects, here are the five most damning points contained in the Senate Intelligence Committee report, release on Tuesday.
Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective SwitchMembers of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.
Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On WomenShe will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Indiana Elects GOP Governor, Dem Senator; Ryan Keeps Seat In WisconsinIllinois' neighbors to the north and east went in different directions in the presidential race.