Mayor Lori Lightfoot Asks Illinois House 'Why Not Wait?' To Vote On 'Deeply Flawed' Elected School Board Plan“Why not wait? If we know that the bill itself is deeply flawed, why are we rushing to ratify?” Lightfoot said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Accuses Illinois Senate Of Ignoring Concerns She And Parents Raised Before Passing Elected School Board Plan; 'Democracy – Mark My Word – Will Prevail'The Illinois Senate voted 36-15 on Tuesday to approve legislation that would create a 21-member school board starting in 2025.
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.
Free Beer With Proof Of COVID ShotIf the bill is passed, it would go into effect immediately, but would only be allowed for six months.
Member Of Illinois House Speaker Welch's Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19 In SpringfieldA member of Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch's staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, as lawmakers and their staffs returned to Springfield after their two-week spring break.
Madigan Successor Who Resigned After Less Than Three Days In Office Declines Full Month's Salary“In the spirit of good governance and in the best interest of the people of the state of Illinois I decline the one month salary to which I am entitled by law," Kodatt said in an email to the Illinois State Comptroller.
Madigan Picks Second House Successor After Forcing Out His First Pick Over 'Alleged Questionable Conduct'Madigan and other Democratic committeepersons from the 22nd District picked Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar to fill the seat.
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.
Michael Madigan Resigns From Illinois House Effective Immediately, A Month After Giving Up Speaker's GavelA spokesperson confirmed Madigan plans to keep his position as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.
Republicans Mock Illinois House Democrats: Meet The New Rules, Same As Old OnesMajority Democrats in the Illinois House adopted procedural rules on Wednesday that the GOP complained are nearly identical to the suppressive ones they labored under in the decades-long rule of former Speaker Michael Madigan.
Illinois State Lawmakers Now Eligible To Get COVID-19 VaccinesIllinois state lawmakers can now get the COVID-19 vaccine during Phase 1B of the state's inoculation plan, after Gov. JB Pritzker approved the Illinois General Assembly's request to receive the shots.
Illinois House Speaker Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Steps Back As Partner In Law FirmWelch was elected earlier this month by the House to replace fellow Democrat Michael Madigan after Madigan was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.