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.
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.