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.
Illinois Senate Committee To Consider $15 Minimum WageIllinois Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford of Maywood says she'll likely present her legislation Wednesday to the Executive Committee.
Organizer Robert Peters Picked To Fill Kwame Raoul's Illinois Senate VacancyA group of Democrats appointed Robert Peters on Sunday to finish Kwame Raoul's term in the Illinois Senate through 2020.
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.
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 Passes Equal Rights AmendmentHistory was made on the Illinois House floor Wednesday as the House passed the Equal Rights Amendment.
State Senate Unanimously Passes Measure To Prevent Elder AbuseThe Illinois Senate unanimously passed a measure to investigate and prevent elder abuse and exploitation.
Senate Okays New Gun-Dealer Licensing PlanThe Illinois Senate has approved another plan to regulate firearms dealers after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a similar plan in March.
Bill Seeks Harsher Penalties For Indecent Exposure By Cook County InmatesA bill seeking to enact harsher penalties on detainees who expose themselves and conduct lewd behavior while in custody was unanimously passed out of the Criminal Law Committee in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday night.
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.