Tight Security In Springfield And Beyond Ahead Of Inauguration Day; Chicago OEMC On WatchAhead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, security is sky-high in Washington – and in state capitals such as Springfield, where the National Guard is helping state Capitol Police.
Heightened Security Remains In Place At Illinois State Capitol Over Protest ConcernsThere was noticeable heightened security at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Sunday.
Springfield Prepares For Possible Armed Protests Ahead Of Inauguration, But All Quiet So Far This WeekendCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports only about a dozen protesters showed up for what was dubbed the “Save Our State” rally at noon outside the Illinois State Capitol complex.
Speaker Michael Madigan Calls For Removal Of Stephen Douglas Portrait, Statue From Illinois State Capitol“Memorializing people and a time that allowed slavery and fostered bigotry and oppression has no place in the Illinois House," Madigan said.
New Illinois State Capitol Architect To Continue RenovationsThe new architect of the Illinois State Capitol says she wants to continue the renovation of the historic statehouse, preserve most of the surrounding buildings, and make all the structures more sustainable.
Illinois State Capitol Flies Rainbow Flag For First Time, In Honor Of Pride MonthIn honor of Pride Month, a rainbow LGBTQ flag is flying above the Illinois State Capitol for the first time in state history.
'Fair Tax' Amendment Passes Illinois Senate CommitteeThe Illinois Senate Executive Committee Wednesday voted in favor of an amendment to scrap the flat income tax system in Illinois.
The Illinois Capitol Is Ringing In The Holidays With A Satanic Statue
Lockdown Lifted At Illinois State Capitol; White Powder Deemed Not To Be HarmfulThe Illinois State Capitol was locked down Thursday afternoon, after a white powder was found in a bathroom, but crews later determined the substance was not dangerous.
State Budget Nears Approval, House Passes Stricter Gun MandatesThe House passed stricter gun-purchasing mandates today while the conclusion of a $38.5 billion spending bill is awaiting a Senate vote.
Sister Jean, Loyola Ramblers Feted At Illinois State CapitolSister Jean Dolores Schmidt and her Loyola-Chicago Ramblers brought their Final Four fame to the state Capitol.
Sexual Harassment Training Begins In SpringfieldHouse Democrats awoke today to a brave new world, marching into a meeting room for their first-ever training on sexual harassment.
Legislation May End Sexual Harassment Statute Of LimitationsSome lawmakers are vowing not to let Denise Rotheimerher fall victim to a flawed system.
House Vote On Budget Veto Delayed; State Capitol Locked DownA woman also had been seen being led out of the House gallery in handcuffs a short time before session was set to begin.
Lawmakers Seek Vote On Abortion Bill As Women Rally At State CapitolHundreds of activists marched on the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, declaring women do not have equality in the U.S.