Illinois House Approves Plan To Create Elected School Board In ChicagoThe Illinois House of Representatives late Wednesday passed legislation that would create a fully elected school board in Chicago by 2027.
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 House Passes Legislation That Would Give Minority Entrepreneurs Better Shot At Entering Cannabis BusinessMinority entrepreneurs may soon have a better shot at getting into the marijuana industry, thanks to legislation that just passed the Illinois House of Representatives.
Illinois Unemployment Offices Have Been Closed For More Than A Year; State Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Calling For Their Immediate ReopeningIllinois Secretary of State’s office facilities, courts, and utility offices are all open now – but our unemployment offices that many still desperately need remain closed.
As ComEd Bribery Defendants Appear In Court, Some Illinois GOP Lawmakers Call For Speaker Mike Madigan To Resign And Leave State GovernmentThe heat is being turned up another notch for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign.
Illinois Legislators Told To Get Tested After Bank Of Springfield Arena Staffer Tests Positive For CoronavirusLate Wednesday night, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan called on everyone who attended the special session of the Illinois General Assembly last weekend to get tested for the coronavirus or go into a two-week quarantine.
State House Adjourns Without Considering Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago Casino ProposalThe Illinois state House of Representatives adjourned on Thursday without considering Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s call for a Chicago casino.
Ex-Inspector To Review Illinois House Amid Harassment ClaimsA former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals.
Illinois House Passes Equal Rights AmendmentHistory was made on the Illinois House floor Wednesday as the House passed the Equal Rights Amendment.
Illinois House Committee Debating Whether To Reinstate The Death PenaltyAn Illinois House Committee debated Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal to revive the death penalty for mass murderers and police killers in Springfield Monday.
Illinois House Passes New Legislation To Help End Teacher ShortageLegislation that aims to address the teacher and substitute teacher shortage in Illinois received unanimous support in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Medical Marijuana for School Students Approved By Illinois HouseThe Illinois House approved to adopt a plan that permits infused medical marijuana to be administered to students by parents in elementary and secondary schools.
State House Expels Rep. Derrick SmithThe Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
State Lawmakers Fail To Pass Pension Reform Before DeadlineGov. Pat Quinn is promising not to give up the fight for pension reform, after lawmakers failed to get a bill passed before the deadline of midnight Thursday night.
Downstate Lawmaker Screams, Throws Papers Over Pension Reform BillA downstate lawmaker screamed, yelled and threw papers Tuesday, as he expressed frustration about the Democrat-led plan to overhaul the state pension system.