House Committee To Debate Rauner's Proposal To Reinstate Death PenaltyThe governor’s plan would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty in cases involving the murder of a law enforcement officer, or in mass murders.
Rauner Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty For Mass Murderers, Cop KillersIn a bombshell announcement Monday morning, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed bringing back the death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers and cop killers.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Education Funding Changes; House To Vote WednesdayRauner’s veto would remove $463 million in state funding for Chicago Public Schools, while giving other districts millions more.
Emanuel: Rauner "Governing Through Anger" In Rewriting School Funding PlanThe mayor said the governor’s veto will hurt minority and poor students in less-affluent school districts more than it will hurt CPS.
Rauner Vetoes Education Funding Bill, Removes $250M For CPSThe governor used his amendatory veto power to remove a $250 million block grant for CPS from the legislation, among other changes.
Lawmakers To Meet For Special Session Amid Education Funding DisputeAt least two lawmakers planned to boycott the special session, and instead planned to be at Gale Elementary for a service day.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto Of Anti-Heroin BillSenate Democrats bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto Wednesday in instituting a law to fight heroin abuse in Illinois, but ran into predictable Republican derision when they approved spending $3.8 billion to fund a variety of programs from breast cancer screenings to lottery prizes.
Rauner Vetoes Pay Raises For Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers, Top AidesIn a new twist to the state’s ongoing budget battle, Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed salary increases for Illinois lawmakers, and other highly paid state employees.
Lawmakers Vote To Override Quinn's Changes To Concealed Carry BillIllinois lawmakers have voted to reject a set of changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to legislation allowing the carrying of concealed firearms in Illinois.
Homewood, Hazel Crest Eye Ban On Assault WeaponsAs state lawmakers decide Tuesday whether to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of the concealed-carry law, two Southland towns are set to vote Tuesday night on ordinances that would prohibit assault weapons within their borders, the Southtown Star reports.
Quinn: Holiday Weekend Shootings Show Need For More Gun LawsThe governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.
Governor Seeks Public Pressure To Keep Changes To Concealed Carry BillGov. Pat Quinn is trying to head off an override of the changes he made to the concealed carry legislation that passed in the Illinois House and Senate by wide margins, by launching a PR campaign ahead of Tuesday's legislative session.
Quinn Rewrites Concealed Carry LegislationCalling it a "flawed bill with serious safety problems," Gov. Pat Quinn changed a concealed carry measure Tuesday to impose a one-gun limit on the number of firearms that a person can carry and ban them entirely from establishments where alcohol is served.
Governor Seeks Bill Abolishing Controversial Scholarship ProgramIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan plans to block an attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to end the controversial legislative scholarship program.
Quinn Uses Veto Pen On Legislative ScholarshipsGov. Pat Quinn flexed his veto power Wednesday by rewriting legislation in a way that would end the long practice of letting Illinois legislators hand out scholarships to state universities.