Tom Cross

Two Weeks After Election, State Treasurer's Race Could Be Decided By Fewer Than 400 VotesThe contest between Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs has tightened as officials count mail-in and provisional ballots. Cross holds a slight edge.
House GOP Leader Cross Announces Run For State TreasurerCross, who faces a Republican opponent in the March primary, had considered seeking the state's attorney general post, but the former prosecutor changed course after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided to seek re-election.
Quinn Calls Out Legislative Leaders Over Pension InactionGov. Pat Quinn has called out the state’s top two Democratic legislative leaders over the General Assembly’s inaction on pension reform.
Illinois Politicians Talk Of Immigration CompromiseTalk of a political compromise on the nation's immigration policies dominated a rally and workshops on the issue Saturday at Malcolm X College.
Jesse White Calls For Rep. Smith To Resign; GOP Wants ProbeIllinois Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on his onetime political protégé, State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), to resign after his arrest for bribery.
State Paying For Parking Lots Most Taxpayers Will Never UseAt a time when the state of Illinois is crying poor, taxpayers are forking over millions to repave parking lots for local governments and private entities. CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman reports.
Fight Over District Maps Complicating Legislative Session Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross says hard feelings over Democrat-lead redistricting, are complicating final weeks of the legislative session.
Medical Marijuana Bill Goes Up In Smoke In Ill. HouseA proposed pilot program for medical marijuana in Illinois failed to generate enough votes of support in Springfield on Thursday.
Emanuel Protests State Plan For Education CutsTop Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.
Report: Cullerton Moves To Repeal Video Poker LawIn a surprise move, Senate President John Cullerton Wednesday took steps to gut the controversial 2009 state law that authorized video gambling machines in bars and restaurants throughout the state, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Meetings Continue On Tax Hike Plan With No ResultIt's been another busy but markedly unproductive day in the Illinois General Assembly, which is aiming to raise our taxes but not there yet.