Illinois GOP Leaders Say Graduated Income Tax Would Hurt Economic Recovery, Want Proposal Removed From November Ballot“If the GOP wants to keep people from voting on this, keep people away from the ballot box, that says something about the lack of confidence in their position,” Gov. JB Pritzker said.
Illinois Lawmakers To Return To Springfield Next Week To Debate Budget, Legislation To Address COVID-19 CrisisBoth the Illinois House and Illinois Senate will hold session from May 20 through May 22.
New Law Named After Matt Haller Puts Strict Limits On Toxic Ethylene Oxide Emissions; 'An Everlasting Legacy'It's being called the strongest law in the nation against carcinogenic ethylene oxide emissions.
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.
Democrats Underwhelmed By Latest State Budget CompromiseThe response from Democrats towards another proposed compromise regarding the state budget logjam in Springfield is underwhelming.
Thompson Center Sale Proposal Now Focuses On CPSChicago Public Schools are taking center stage in the plans to sell the state-owned building.
State Budget Stalemate Drags On With No Deal In SightGov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s top four lawmakers seemed to meet in vain Tuesday, attempting to end a two-year budget standoff, but they’ll give it another shot Thursday.
GOP Lawmakers Push For Stiffer Penalties Against Heroin DealersHouse Republican Leader Jim Durkin calls DuPage “ground zero” for heroin use.
2 Investigators: District Criticized For Response To Bullying ClaimsStudents bullied at school find themselves forced to continue going to class with their tormentors. The family of an 11-year-old girl is taking action that could help other victims, 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
State Audit Slams College Illinois OverseersAn audit released Thursday of the College Illinois prepaid tuition program slammed the state agency overseeing the program.