Speaker Madigan Tells Cook County Democrats Not To Give Former Rep. Luis Arroyo A Say In Picking His SuccessorArroyo has been charged with bribing a state senator in exchange for the senator’s support of sweepstakes-related legislation that would benefit one of Arroyo’s lobbying clients.
Rep. Luis Arroyo, Charged With Bribery, Resigns From Illinois HouseArroyo’s resignation comes just hours before a special House investigative committee hearing had been scheduled to begin the process of possibly removing him from office.
Speaker Madigan Takes First Step Toward Removing Rep. Luis Arroyo From Office, Following Bribery ChargeFederal prosecutors said Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago), was caught on tape paying a $2,500 bribe to a state senator who was wearing a wire for the feds.
State Rep. Luis Arroyo Arrested On Bribery Charge, Caught On Tape Telling State Senator 'This Is The Jackpot'State Rep. Luis Arroyo was arrested Monday on federal bribery charges.
Flavored Vaping At The Center Of Illinois House HearingKeeping it from kids is the one thing both sides agreed on. Those using and selling vaping insisted that flavored products are in place to help adults to quit smoking.
Pritzker Reluctant To Criticize Madigan On Harassment ReportThe report ordered by former state executive inspector general Maggie Hickey and released focused on three allegations of sexual misconduct or intimidation.
Harassment Probe Slams Former Madigan Chief Of Staff; Finds Widespread Bullying At Illinois CapitolA yearlong probe into bullying and sexual harassment in Illinois politics found Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff, Timothy Mapes, used fear and intimidation as management tactics, to the point subordinates avoided raising concerns, believing he wouldn’t take them seriously.
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.