Full Agenda Facing Illinois Lawmakers Before Close Of WeekThe legislative session closes Friday, giving Illinois lawmakers three days to pass legislation to legalize recreational marijuana and change the tax code.
Bill To Advance Illinois Abortion Rights Moves ForwardHouse Democrats have advanced a measure to replace Illinois' abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people "a fundamental right" to make decisions about their reproductive health.
State Patronage Jobs Reduced By Rauner AdministrationA special counsel to former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says his administration reclassified thousands of state jobs that were once exempt from anti-patronage protections.
Gov. Rauner On Lingering Stalemate With Lawmakers: 'We Have A Pension Crisis. They Pass A Pie Bill.'Marking his first year in office, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner talks about plans to break the budget impasse with the Democratic majority in Springfield.
Emanuel Again Calls On Springfield To Help City Fix Its Finances
Democratic-Controlled Legislature OKs Special Election To Fill Vacancy Left By TopinkaGOP lawmakers say the idea for the 2016 contest is a purely political move to help Democrats capture the seat. The late Judy Baar Topinka was a Republican.
Lawmakers Question Plan For Illegal Immigrant Driver's LicensesSome Illinois lawmakers are pushing back against a proposal to provide driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Legislation To Go After Property Tax Cheats Stalls In SpringfieldThe legislature's failure to pass reform legislation this week means every property owner will continue to pay for it. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.