Illinois Lawmakers To Take 12 Unpaid Furlough Days Illinois lawmakers will take a pay cut starting next month under a new law signed Saturday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Typo In Budget Plan Would Cap Illinois Spending At $35KIllinois lawmakers are trying to keep a lid on spending, but a drafting error in a budget plan they approved would allow only $35,000 to run the entire state government for a year.
Army Corps Declines Request To Boost Mississippi River LevelThe Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels.
Some Lawmakers Join State Workers Demanding RaisesThousands of state workers are still fighting for the pay raises the governor canceled this summer, and some lawmakers are now joining the fight.
Quinn: Indiana's Push For 'Right To Work' Law Won't Hurt IllinoisAs Indiana lawmakers head toward final passage of so-called “right to work” legislation, Gov. Pat Quinn is calling it a bad move that won’t help Indiana compete with Illinois for business.
Illinois House Approves Tax Breaks For Sears, CMEThe Illinois House has approved a package of tax breaks designed to keep retail giant Sears and the Chicago-based financial exchanges
Lawmakers Consider Tax Breaks For Sears, CMEIllinois lawmakers return to Springfield today to finish the fall veto session.
Madigan Wants Lawmakers Involved In Labor NegotiationsIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) says if lawmakers are supposed to find a way to build the state payroll, they should be involved in negotiating labor contracts.