Financial Disclosure A Target Of Illinois General Assembly's Ethics QuestA bribery charge against a state legislator and federal investigations into lobbying have Illinois lawmakers promising to tighten the rules of soliciting and exercising influence in the Statehouse, with a renewed focus on the ridiculed process of financial disclosure.
JB Pritzker Faces 'Pretty Large Hole' In State Budget As He Prepares To Take Reins As GovernorJB Pritzker will be sworn in as governor Monday afternoon, at a packed arena in Springfield.
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 Enters 3rd Year Without Budget; But New Hope Emerges For End To ImpasseTest vote on House Democrats' spending plan passes 90-25, but lawmakers will blow through midnight deadline for budget deal.
State Budget Stalemate Drags On With No Deal In SightGov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s top four lawmakers seemed to meet in vain Tuesday, attempting to end a two-year budget standoff, but they’ll give it another shot Thursday.
Illinois Budget Deal Heading For House VoteThe state’s epic budget impasse could end Thursday, as lawmakers were expected to vote on a stopgap spending plan, and a full-year education funding deal allowing schools to open in fall.
Terminal Patient Backs 'Right To Try' Law For IllinoisWhat does ALS patient Derek Hogg have to lose? Nothing, he tells CBS 2's Derrick Blakley.
State Lawmakers Continue 2015 Budget TalksIllinois lawmakers continued to grapple Wednesday with a new state budget, as Republicans ripped majority Democrats for spending beyond their means with a plan even Democrats acknowledge leaves "big unanswered questions" about the state's finances.
Marriage Equality Advocates Pressure Lawmakers At State CapitolIn Springfield today, the beginning of the fall veto session, saw state lawmakers far outnumbered by those lobbying in support of one key issue before the legislature: marriage equality.
Illinois Clergy Push For Gay Marriage LegalizationA group of clergy members is pushing to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.
State Rep. Introduces Bill To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage In IllinoisA day after a federal court struck down the law banning same-sex marriage in California, a state lawmaker has introduced legislation to provide full marriage rights to same-sex couples in Illinois.
Magazine Honors State Rep. For Civil UnionsState Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.), the architect of the successful effort to legalize civil unions in Illinois, has been named Person of the Year by Gay Chicago Magazine.
Illinois Legislators To Tackle Civil UnionsAs they begin their lame duck session Tuesday, Illinois state lawmakers are expected to tackle the issue of whether the state should recognize civil unions for same-sex couples.