Inmates Will Soon Be Able To Vote From Jail“The people we register are awaiting trial and are innocent until proven guilty. They have every right to vote, and voting is the one of the best ways to participate in our democracy and be a part of the community. “
Full Agenda Facing Illinois Lawmakers Before Close Of WeekThe legislative session closes Friday, giving Illinois lawmakers three days to pass legislation to legalize recreational marijuana and change the tax code.
Illinois House Committee Passes Controversial Reproductive Health Act In SpringfieldAn Illinois House committee is debating the controversial Reproductive Health Act in Springfield, but some lawmakers are unhappy about the short notice.
Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm PurchasesGun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system.
State Rep. Kambium Buckner Pleads Not Guilty To DUI; Video Shows Lawmaker Telling Police He Was Just ExhaustedNewly released police body camera video shows Illinois State Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-Chicago) undergoing field sobriety tests the night he was arrested for driving under the influence in Springfield in March.
Illinois House Approves Plan To Upgrade Chicago Area Expressway CamerasThe state has more than 600 cameras that currently live-stream video of traffic conditions on the expressways, but they can’t record footage.
State Lawmakers Push Measure To Upgrade Expressway Cameras So They Can Record FootageWith 14 shootings on Chicago are expressways already this year, some state lawmakers have proposed legislation to give Illinois State Police a crucial tool in solving violent crime.
House Approves $15 Minimum Wage, Sends Bill To Gov. PritzkerBusiness groups want a tiered minimum wage with lower base levels in parts of the state with lower costs of living.
Illinois House Committee To Debate $15 Minimum Wage PlanAn Illinois House committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday to discuss legislation that would gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.
Illinois Senate Approves $15 Minimum Wage LegislationThe Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15, a priority of newly elected Gov. JB Pritzker, who is hoping to be able to sign the measure before his first budget address.
Religious Leader Ready For Statehouse WorkKalish is no stranger to politics. As a lobbyist, he dealt with Democrats and Republicans. That experience, he said, will benefit his constituents.
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."
Longtime Illinois State Rep. Lou Lang Resigns, Joins Lobbying GroupMonths after a state watchdog cleared him of sexual harassment allegations that prompted him to give up a leadership position in the Illinois House, state Rep. Lou Lang has resigned from the legislature to take a job with a lobbying and consulting firm.
Illinois House Expunges Lawmaker's Tainted Water ThreatRep. Stephanie Kifowit apologized for the indelicate comment she made about Lombard Republican Peter Breen Tuesday during floor debate on legislation involving the deadly Legionnaire's disease crisis at a Quincy veterans' home.
IL State Rep. Accused Of 'Revenge Porn' ResignsIllinois Rep. Nick Sauer has been accused of sending nude photos of his ex-girlfriend, Kate Kelly, to other men on Instagram.