Lawmakers OK Plan For Illiana ExpresswayIllinois lawmakers have fast-tracked a plan to relieve traffic congestion on Chicago area and northwest Indiana interstates.
Lawmakers Approve $1 Per Pack Cigarette Tax HikeIllinois lawmakers have approved a $1 per pack cigarette tax increase to help fill a gaping Medicaid budget hole, and the governor has indicated he’ll sign it quickly when it reaches his desk.
State Lawmakers To Weigh Adding An Online Lottery Game, Giving Up A State ParkOnly three days remain in the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session. As WBBM Newsradio's Alex Degman reports, those days should be busy.
Senate Dems' Budget Plan Advances In SpringfieldIt’s unlikely to be the final budget, but the Senate Democratic budget proposal is moving through the legislature.
Quinn Wants 'Epic' End To Legislative SessionLawmakers have less than two weeks before their scheduled adjournment, and the governor wants to make sure they’re on the right track.
Indicted State Rep. Won't Testify Before Investigative PanelState Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) told a special legislative panel Thursday that he is innocent of the federal bribery charges he is facing, but he refused to testify under oath.
House Panel Votes To Strip Free Health Care From Retired State WorkersIllinois' 78,000 state government retirees could lose their free health care benefits, under a measure headed to the full Illinois House for consideration.
Report Documents Political Donations By MLB TeamsIt’s Major League Baseball’s opening week, and as we tune in to the Cubs and White Sox, it's interesting to see how these teams play when it comes to politics.