Illinois General Assembly Cancels Veto Session Over COVID-19 ConcernsAmid a resurgence of the pandemic that has seen Illinois set new daily COVID-19 case records several times in the past few weeks, state lawmakers have canceled plans for the upcoming veto session before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Illinois Senate President Don Harmon Seeks $41 Billion In Federal Coronavirus ReliefHarmon's office said the outbreak's negative effect on state and local economics hasn't been addressed and the requested amounts were based on past budgets, research and conversations with local officials.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Resigning Amid Federal ProbeTwo months after FBI agents raided his home and offices, Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has announced his plan to resign, effective Jan. 1.
Exelon Utilities CEO Retires Amid FBI Probe Of Illinois State Senator SandovalThe move comes weeks after the FBI raid at Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval's home and offices. As part of that investigation, officials subpoenaed communication records between ComEd and Sandoval. 
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. “
Illinois Senate Takes Up Final Legislative Matters SundayThe Illinois Senate returns for what lawmakers hope is the final day of a spring legislative session already in overtime.
Senate Completes Work On $39.9B Budget, Legislation To Protect Abortion Rights In Illinois ApprovedGov. J.B. Pritzker hugged and congratulated sponsors of legislation to protect abortion rights in Illinois after the Senate approved the plan 34-20.
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.
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.