Supporters of gay marriage in Illinois say now is the time for lawmakers to give it the okay, and headed to Springfield by the busload on Tuesday to deliver their message, but it remained unclear if there were enough votes in the House to send same-sex marriage legislation to the governor.
With lawmakers preparing to return to Springfield this week to address the state’s most pressing issues, Senate President John Cullerton is suggesting the $97 billion Illinois pension shortfall isn’t as dire as other top leaders contend.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s anyone’s guess if the state’s pension crisis will finally get sorted out when lawmakers meet in Springfield for the fall veto session.
Proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.
Amtrak provides service from Chicago to St. Louis, and several college towns in Illinois, including Champaign, Carbondale, Bloomington-Normal, and Macomb – and those rides have proven popular.
Dozens of Lincoln family documents have been donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, thanks to the widow of a man who was once the state’s Lincoln collection curator.
It’s the first time the state’s highest judicial authority is sitting for a full term outside the capital in nearly 120 years.
Governor Pat Quinn is making vague threats to lawmakers ahead of Tuesday’s deadline for pension reforms, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Illinois lawmakers will take a pay cut starting next month under a new law signed Saturday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state’s most pressing issues — pensions, a budget, expanded gambling, gay marriage and gun control — remained with the clock ticking toward a Friday deadline.
The top cops for Chicago and Cook County are working to get guns off the streets, but a pro NRA group wants to put them back in the hands of people living in Chicago.
A Chicago firefighter and paramedic was killed in a motorcycle crash near Springfield on Thursday.
The clock is ticking for Illinois lawmakers to come to an agreement on the pension crisis.
The November unemployment is rate is 8.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent in October and down from 9.8 percent in November a year ago.
William Lee Martin was killed Friday night, making it two sons killed in one year for Thelma Smith,
Five of those killed were fatally shot, while a sixth was stabbed to death, authorities said.
Some Illinois lawmakers are pushing back against a proposal to provide driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Will Illinois be the next state to allow medical marijuana prescriptions? CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the slim chances Illinois lawmakers will fix the state’s pension mess in an election year.