Illinois' Writing Test Back, But Without FundingAfter a two-year reprieve, Illinois high school juniors will be tested on their writing skills again next spring during state standardized tests.
Illinois Senate Passes 'Puppy Lemon' LegislationIf the state protects consumers who unknowingly buy “lemon” cars, why shouldn’t the same safeguards exist when putting down big money on Fido, Murph or Fluffy at a pet store? State lawmakers took a serious look at that question Wednesday.
Governor OKs More Money For Road Projects, DCFSIllinois road construction projects will get a $675 million boost this spring under a package of short-term spending projects Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Thursday that Republicans complained was rushed through with little input from taxpayers.
Ill. Senate Committee OKs Bans On Assault Weapons, High-Capacity ClipsAn Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.
Lawmakers Push For Financial Impact Data On All Proposed LegislationIllinois state government might be teetering financially, but our lawmakers continue to spend billions of dollars by passing legislation they sometimes might not even understand.
Some State Lawmakers Argue Against Unpaid Furlough DaysIllinois lawmakers believe in shared sacrifice in these difficult financial times – most of them, anyway.
State Lawmakers Return To Finalize Capital BudgetIllinois lawmakers return to Springfield today to approve funding for the state’s capital construction program.