Illinois Lawmakers' Spring Session Wrapping Up: To-Go Cocktail Sales Extended, College Team Sports Betting Approved, Ban On Police Lying To Children In Interrogations PassedMonday was the final day of the Spring Session for the Illinois legislature with a number of bills still in the works, including the state budget.
Democrats, $200K Consultant Agree On Redrawn Map, But Not Most OthersIllinois Democrats are pushing to redraw legislative district maps required each decade despite not having the latest Census data.
Parents, Community Groups Rally For Springfield Lawmakers To Vote On Elected CPS School Board"Wouldn't it be nice if parents got to decide what happens with their money with a fully elected school board?"
Illinois Secretary Of State Jesse White Wants New Statue Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At State CapitolWhite said a monument to King should be in a more prominent location on the Capitol grounds, and he believes the current statue "does not properly reflect Dr. King."
Member Of Illinois House Speaker Welch's Staff Tests Positive For COVID-19 In SpringfieldA member of Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch's staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, as lawmakers and their staffs returned to Springfield after their two-week spring break.
'A Greater Deficit Of Trust': State Lawmaker Proposes Closing Payroll Loophole Costing Taxpayers ThousandsSpringfield State Representative Mike Murphy is a co-sponsor. Murphy, a Republican, pushed similar legislation in the past. It will likely become part of a larger ethics reform package he believes there's support for.
Chicago State Senator Elgie Sims Recalls Moments When A Gunman Pulled Up Next To Him"After January 6, there was heightened concern for these attacks on elected officials."
'I Would Go Farther If I Needed To': Hundreds Head To Springfield To Get COVID Vaccine"I’m still incredibly exposed and I have a family that depends on me to be healthy."
Two People From Springfield Charged With Stealing Funeral Home Van With Body InsideThe funeral home van was stolen Thursday from a QuikTrip gas station in the Spanish Lake area of unincorporated St. Louis County after it was left unattended with the engine running.
Police In Springfield Increase Security Ahead Of Inauguration Day; Chicago Takes PrecautionAll eyes are on the nation's capital, but cities around the country are bracing themselves for any potential unrest that may follow Wednesday's transition of power.
Tight Security In Springfield And Beyond Ahead Of Inauguration Day; Chicago OEMC On WatchAhead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, security is sky-high in Washington – and in state capitals such as Springfield, where the National Guard is helping state Capitol Police.