Illinois Republicans File Lawsuit Seeking To Throw Out New State Legislative Maps Drawn By DemocratsThe two top-ranking elected Republicans in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit asking a judge to overturn new state legislative maps created by Democrats without GOP input, arguing the redistricting process was unconstitutional.
Member Of Illinois House Speaker Welch's Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19 In SpringfieldA member of Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch's staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, as lawmakers and their staffs returned to Springfield after their two-week spring break.
Cook County To Open New Mass Vaccination Site In Forest Park On FridayCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle said, when the site is fully operational, it will be the largest mass vaccination site in suburban Cook County.
Republicans Mock Illinois House Democrats: Meet The New Rules, Same As Old OnesMajority Democrats in the Illinois House adopted procedural rules on Wednesday that the GOP complained are nearly identical to the suppressive ones they labored under in the decades-long rule of former Speaker Michael Madigan.
Illinois State Lawmakers Now Eligible To Get COVID-19 VaccinesIllinois state lawmakers can now get the COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1B of the state's inoculation plan, after Gov. JB Pritzker approved the Illinois General Assembly's request to receive the shots.
Illinois House Speaker Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Steps Back As Partner In Law FirmWelch was elected earlier this month by the House to replace fellow Democrat Michael Madigan after Madigan was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.
Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Elected Illinois House Speaker, Taking Gavel From Embattled Michael MadiganSources told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov that Welch has secured the necessary votes from House Democrats to win the speakership when the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in Wednesday afternoon.
Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Emerges As Frontrunner To Replace Speaker Michael MadiganWelch joined the race for Speaker on Monday after Madigan suspended his own campaign and challenged the House Democratic Caucus to "work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for Speaker.”
Committee Investigating Speaker Madigan's Ties To ComEd Bribery Scandal Won't Meet Again Until After Election“The committee will meet again in person on November 5 in Springfield – without the backdrop of a political campaign," said Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D-Hillside).
Republicans On Illinois House Panel Investigating Madigan Want To Subpoena Speaker; But Democratic Chair Pushes Back"Speaker Madigan needs to come forward and testify,” Illinois State Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) said.
Democrats, Republicans On House Committee Investigating Madigan Send Competing Letters To Feds On Limits For HearingsLawmakers from both parties agreed to consult with U.S. Attorney John Lausch to make sure their probe won’t interfere with the criminal investigation of ComEd.
Illinois House Panel Investigating Possible Disciplinary Action Against Speaker Madigan Will Consult With Feds Before Calling WitnessesThe House Special Investigating Committee held its first hearing Thursday in Springfield as lawmakers on the panel consider whether to recommend Madigan face any political sanctions over his dealings with ComEd, which has been charged with a years-long bribery scheme.
NCAA Moves Closer To Letting College Athletes Profit From Use Of Name And Image; Bill Pending In IllinoisThe NCAA is embracing change – moving one step closer to allowing student athletes to earn money off their names, images, and likenesses.
Sexual Harassment Training Begins In SpringfieldHouse Democrats awoke today to a brave new world, marching into a meeting room for their first-ever training on sexual harassment.