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.
Rauner Curious To Find Out What Obama Will Tell State Lawmakers Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said he’s looking forward to hearing from President Barack Obama, who will visit the Illinois State Capitol next week, to speak to the General Assembly.
Celebrations Begin Ahead Of Rauner InaugurationRauner’s inauguration ceremony was scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield. He was set to take the oath of office along with Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White, Treasurer Mike Frerichs, and Comptroller Leslie Munger.
Lawmakers Debate Illinois' School Funding FormulaParents and teachers frustrated with Illinois' school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between districts by pumping more state dollars into poorer ones and giving less to the wealthiest.
Quinn Makes Minor Changes To $35.7B BudgetThe Chicago Democrat cut $250 million for renovations to the state Capitol from the $35.7 billion spending plan, saying the state can't afford to move forward with improvements this year. He also said he has directed state agencies to make additional cuts, including selling half the state's 21 airplanes.