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.
CPS Sex Abuse Victims Testify At State Hearing On ScandalVictims of sexual assault and sexual abuse told their stories to state lawmakers on Wednesday, as the Illinois House and Illinois Senate begin looking into the recent scandal at the Chicago Public Schools.
Madigan Chief Of Staff Tim Mapes Fired Over Sexual Harassment ClaimsIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's chief of staff, Timothy Mapes, has resigned from his government and campaign positions, after an aide in the speaker's office accused him of sexual harassment and bullying.