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.
'Smart Grid' Bill Supporters Working To Override Quinn's VetoSupporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.
Quinn Plans To Lay Off 1,900 Workers, Close 7 FacilitiesGov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he is moving to lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities , blaming Illinois lawmakers for sending him a budget that had $2.2 billion less in revenue than he wanted.
Democratic Remap Moves Closer To Governor's DeskThe re-drawing of the map is almost done in Illinois, and the state Senate is expected to vote on new Congressional lines today.
No New State Budget As Legislative Session Winds DownIn Springfield, the clock is ticking towards the end of the spring legislative session. Some things are getting done, but, the big one – a new state budget – so far, is not.
Tanning Salon Owners, Teens Object To Proposed RegulationsAn effort is under way in Illinois that could prevent minors under 18 from using tanning salons, even with parental consent. Both the Illinois House and Senate have seen bills introduced this session to keep minors out of tanning salons.
Quinn To Fight Efforts To Pass Concealed-Carry Gun LawGov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday vowed to fight any type of legislation that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons in public.
Indiana Anti-Bolting Law Seems To Have FizzledWhen Indiana house democrats fled the state for 34 days in February and March, the Republicans talked about preventing "bolting" by making it illegal.
Gov. Quinn 'Still Listening To Both Sides' On Death PenaltyEarlier this month the General Assembly voted to abolish the death penalty. But Gov. Quinn has yet to sign the legislation.
Braun Slams State Income Tax HikeMayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun is blasting the Illinois General Assembly's approval of a massive income tax hike.
Business Owners Decry Tax Hike PlanSome local businesses were warning of potential cutbacks and layoffs – perhaps even moving out of state – in light of a looming income tax hike in Illinois.
UPDATED: Quinn Defends Income Tax HikeGov. Pat Quinn is defending his support for a massive income tax increase, saying the state was facing a crisis and “we had to take decisive action.”
Lawmakers Vote To Abolish Death Penalty In IllinoisIllinois lawmakers have approved legislation to abolish the death penalty in Illinois, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn on the last day of the lame-duck legislative session.
Stalemate On Income Tax DebateLawmakers in Springfield still cannot come to an agreement on whether to increase the state income tax before the new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in later this week.
First Elected Term Brings Big Challenges For QuinnEven if state lawmakers approve a major income tax hike as Gov. Pat Quinn is inaugurated for his first elected term, the state’s budget problems will last long after he’s sworn in on Monday.