Gov. JB Pritzker OKs Legislative Maps Despite Heavy CriticismIt was the second time Pritzker approved maps drawn up by his fellow Democrats despite promising as a candidate in 2018 that he would veto any made by politicians.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Massive Green Energy Bill That Requires Carbon Emission Reductions, Bails Out Two Nuclear PlantsGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday signed sweeping clean energy legislation that sets goals to make Illinois carbon-free by 2050, and staves off the closure of two of the state’s six nuclear plants.
Illinois State Task Force Meets For First Time, Seeking To Crack Down On Brokering Of Body PartsAs CBS 2’s Tara Molina has reported, families unknowingly thought they were donating their loved ones' bodies for medical research – only to find out they were dissected and sold off. Now, as a result of our reporting - a new Illinois state task force met for the first time today.
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.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs New State Legislative And Supreme Court District Maps Drawn By Democratic LawmakersPritzker said the new maps he signed "preserve minority representation in Illinois' government in accordance with the federal Voting Rights Act."
Illinois Senate Approves Plan For Elected School Board For Chicago, Lawmakers Also Pass Bill To Make Election Day State HolidayIllinois lawmakers passed several key pieces of legislation Tuesday, including a proposal for an elected school board for Chicago.
Illinois State Lawmakers Approve $42 Billion Budget Plan, Gov. JB Pritzker Plans To Sign It“We’re very lucky our revenues came up,” said House Majority Leader Greg Harris, a Chicago Democrat.
Illinois State Lawmakers Pass Legislation Aimed At Shutting Down Puppy MillsThe law would allow pet shops to sell cats and dogs only if they are obtained from animal control facilities or shelters that comply with regulations set out in the bill.
Proposed Legislation Would Prohibit Illinois Schools From Setting Rules On HairstylesThe proposed legislation would prohibit any Illinois school from applying their uniform or dress code to hairstyles “including hairstyles historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.”
Illinois Democrats Release Proposed Maps For General Assembly's House, Senate Districts; Republicans Slam Maps As 'Effort To Block Fair Elections'Democrats face a June 30 deadline to enact the maps or give Republicans a 50-50 chance at drawing the new boundary lines.
GOP Accuses Gov. JB Pritzker Of 'Flip-Flop' On Redistricting, Wants Independent MapSenate Minority Leader Dan McConchie berated the governor for statements a day earlier in which the Democrat backed away from a 2018 campaign pledge to veto a Census-driven remap authored by legislators or political party leaders.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Expansive Health Care Access, Equity LegislationIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday to make health care more accessible and equitable, particularly for people of color.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Education Reform Legislation Aimed At Improving Equity For Minority StudentsThe bill makes sweeping changes to the state's education system, from early childhood through higher education.
Illinois License Plate Fees For Some Trailers Jumped 555% Over A Year Ago, And Issue Still Has Not Been ResolvedWith warmer weather just around the corner, boaters are counting on the state to finally do something about skyrocketing trailer fees.
Michael Madigan's Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His AppointmentIllinois State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, who was picked to succeed former state Rep. Michael Madigan in the Illinois House, has resigned only three days after he was appointed to his seat.