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.
Illinois Senate Approves New Gun Control Measures; Wait Period Bill Sent To RaunerThe Illinois Senate has adopted a ban on bump stocks, an age limit to own assault-style weapons and an extended waiting period for delivery of high-capacity weapons.
State Sen. Ira Silverstein Accused Of Sexual HarassmentDenise Rotheimer said she felt like she “had no control in the situation” because of the senator’s power to move or block her legislation.
School Funding Plan With Private-Tuition Component Goes To GovernorChicagoans can brace themselves for another round of property tax increases. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Education Funding Changes; House To Vote WednesdayRauner’s veto would remove $463 million in state funding for Chicago Public Schools, while giving other districts millions more.
State Lawmakers Question DCFS Officials On Semaj Crosby's DeathDCFS officials will testify at a joint House and Senate committee hearing about what could have been done to prevent Semaj Crosby’s death.
Illinois Enters 3rd Year Without Budget; But New Hope Emerges For End To ImpasseTest vote on House Democrats' spending plan passes 90-25, but lawmakers will blow through midnight deadline for budget deal.
Sen. Bill Brady Chosen As Next Illinois Senate Republican LeaderBrady, a Bloomington Republican, has been a state senator since 2002.
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno Resigning Amid Budget StalemateRadogno was an author of the so-called “grand bargain” in the Senate, which got the ball rolling on months of budget talks this year.
State Senator Fears Time Running Out To Pass Budget, Salvage EconomySen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) said she is hopeful the Illinois House will work out a budget compromise before the end of the month.
With Grand Bargain Still Iffy, Watchdog Calls Rauner Budget IncompleteThe Civic Federation has issued an 86-page report on the governor’s 2018 budget plan, and has said the proposal falls short.
Senate OKs Tougher Sentences For Repeat Gun OffendersThe Illinois Senate has approved tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders aimed at reducing violence on Chicago's streets.