Judge: Constitution Violated By Legislators' Pay Freeze VoteLawmakers got their first raises in more than a decade this month when their $67,836 base salaries increased about $1,600 as part of the $40 billion budget Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed in June.
GOP Lawmaker Wants Members Of Congress To Be Drug TestedAny lawmaker who tests positive for illegal drugs would be reported to the House or Senate Committee on Ethics for further review.
Facebook, Twitter Chiefs Face Lawmakers Amid Security, Censoring ConcernsFacebook and Twitter executives defended their companies in two congressional hearings Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out malicious foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections — and arguing that they don't discriminate against conservatives.
Facebook, Twitter Chiefs Face Lawmakers Amid Election Security ConcernsCongress has sharply criticized the social media companies over the last year as it has become clear that they were at the forefront of Russia's interference in the 2016 elections.
Illinois Judge Rules In Favor Of Lawmakers Seeking PayIllinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she'll comply with the order but would ask her lawyers to appeal the judge's ruling.
Attempt Fails To Overturn Automatic-Voter Veto In IllinoisThe Illinois House failed to overturn the governor's veto of a bill that would have allowed automatic voter registration at some state agencies.
Illinois Lawmakers Plan Veto Overrides Before Session EndsIllinois lawmakers have three more days to attempt to overturn vetoes by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner before their brief fall session concludes.
Lawmakers Seek Disaster Aid For Businesses Damaged By Fairdale TornadoThe congressional delegation for Illinois is asking President Barack Obama to make a disaster declaration allowing small businesses to get loans in recovery from severe storms and tornadoes in northern Illinois in April.
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.