Rauner Vetoes Most Of State Budget, Cites $4 Billion DeficitThe governor blamed House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton for sending him a spending plan that is nearly $4 billion short on revenue.
House Defeats Delay In CPS Pension PaymentIllinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to approve giving cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools a six-week reprieve on making a $634 million pension contribution.
Democrats Shelve Rauner Plan To Privatize Business CreationHouse Democrats have abandoned Gov. Bruce Rauner's idea to privatize the state's business-development agency but are moving ahead with Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make the state's shrine to Abraham Lincoln a separate agency.
Quinn Supporters Urge Rauner To Release Full Tax ReturnsThe campaigns of Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner were trading fire Thursday over who pays what in personal income taxes.
House Democrats 'Significantly' Short Of Votes For Tax HikeIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state's temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be "savage" budget cuts, but emerged from a roughly three-hour meeting with lawmakers still well short of the votes he needs for approval.
Attorney For Indicted State Rep: House Panel Rushing To JudgmentThe attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) has launched a mannered, but pointed attack against the House committee considering whether to discipline Smith over bribery allegations.
Redistricting Hearings Wrap Up In State HouseThe Illinois House of Representatives has wrapped up its statewide redistricting hearings, and at least one conclusion is apparent – those testifying want more hearings scheduled after the map is drawn.
New Methods Likely For Redistricting In IllinoisBoth chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have passed a redistricting bill that endeavors to be fairer to minority groups.