As Lightfoot Meets With Springfield Power Brokers, Ethics Reform Is Front And Center In Chicago"There was a vote in the City Council to strip out the power to investigate aldermen. And so, the power to investigate aldermen was taken away, and that was 30 years ago."
Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot To Address Illinois HouseLightfoot's office says she will address lawmakers in both chambers. She is to speak to the Illinois House on Wednesday afternoon and the Illinois Senate on Thursday morning.
Pritzker To Unveil State Budget Proposal, Facing $3 Billion DeficitIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is scheduled to unveil his first annual budget proposal amid an estimated $3.2 billion deficit
Harris Named First Gay Illinois State House Majority LeaderBrian Johnson of Equality Illinois says the appointment of Harris further demonstrates the Speaker's "commitment to LGBTQ equality and representation."
Illinois House, Senate To Be Sworn Into New SessionMembers are expected to elect Chicago Democrat Michael Madigan to a 19th term as speaker. Democrats have a 74-44 majority in the House.
Lawmakers Convene For Last Full Day Of The 100th General AssemblyThe Democrat won't be inaugurated until Monday but he is seeking a change in state law to boost salaries of cabinet officials by 15 percent.
Fall Session Wraps Up, Democrats Anticipate Capitol ControlThe 100th General Assembly will reconvene briefly in January before Democratic Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker is inaugurated with a new Legislature.
Lawmakers Meet In Springfield For Day 1 Of Special SessionLawmakers are in Springfield on Wednesday for a Special Session of the General Assembly to try once again to iron out the Illinois budget crisis.
Springfield Prepares For President Obama’s Speech To General AssemblyPresident Barack Obama is about to take a trip down memory lane.
Former Quinn Aide Denies NRI Program Launched To Influence ElectionDemocrats and Republicans on a state panel looking into the governor’s scandal-plagued 2010 anti-violence program were accusing each other of playing politics on Thursday as former Quinn administration aides testified in Chicago.
Cullerton: Illinois Pension Problem Not 'Crisis'With lawmakers preparing to return to Springfield this week to address the state's most pressing issues, Senate President John Cullerton is suggesting the $97 billion Illinois pension shortfall isn't as dire as other top leaders contend.
Business Leaders Come Out In Support Of Illinois Marriage Equality A group of 50 Illinois business leaders and organizations have come out in support of marriage equality in Illinois.
New State Legislature Includes Three Facing Criminal ChargesIt's a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in Springfield.
Illinois GOP Chairman: No Use Complaining About Re-MapThe state's Republican Party chairman says yesterday's losses are nothing to whine about.
Pension Clock Ticking As Lawmakers Convene In SpringfieldCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the slim chances Illinois lawmakers will fix the state's pension mess in an election year.