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.
Rauner Pledges Quick Action On Rancor-Free, $38B Budget PlanGov. Bruce Rauner, the Republican who arrived in town three years ago and fought established Democrats so hard the state was thrust into fiscal crisis, gave his blessing Thursday to a bipartisan budget plan that lawmakers OK'd and prepared to send his way.
Illinois House Nixes Plan To Use Drones For Crowd-MonitoringChicago Democratic Rep. John D'Amico said that drones can help prevent mass shootings like the one last year at a Las Vegas music festival.
House Committee To Debate Rauner's Proposal To Reinstate Death PenaltyThe governor’s plan would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty in cases involving the murder of a law enforcement officer, or in mass murders.
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.
Illinois Youth Tackle Football Ban Dead For NowThe sponsor of a proposal to ban Illinois children younger than 12 from playing organized tackle football tells The Associated Press the measure lacks the votes to pass this session.
Illinois House Passes Several New Gun Safety MeasuresWednesday brought the biggest drive for new gun laws Springfield has seen in years.
Illinois House Expected To Vote On New Gun Control MeasuresBuses loaded with vocal Chicagoans and religious leaders were heading to the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, to urge the General Assembly to approve a package of gun control measures.
Johnson To Urge Lawmakers To OK Gun Control Bill Named For CPD Cmdr. Paul BauerChicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and other top police brass were headed to Springfield on Tuesday, in an effort to convince lawmakers to ban the sales of body armor and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Republicans Call House Vote On Two-Year Property Tax Freeze A ShamA big part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's so-called “Turnaround Agenda” is a property tax freeze, but Republicans said the latest version approved by House Democrats is no more than political pandering.
Illinois House To Vote On Proposal To License Gun DealersThe legislation also would require more video surveillance and staff training in gun stores. Video footage would have to be saved for at least 90 days.
Illinois House Panel Endorses Ban On Bump StocksThe Judiciary Committee approved a proposed ban on firearm trigger-modifications -- including bump stocks like those used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.