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.
Heightened Security Remains In Place At Illinois State Capitol Over Protest ConcernsThere was noticeable heightened security at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Sunday.
Springfield Prepares For Possible Armed Protests Ahead Of Inauguration, But All Quiet So Far This WeekendCBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports only about a dozen protesters showed up for what was dubbed the “Save Our State” rally at noon outside the Illinois State Capitol complex.
Pritzker Activates 250 National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed ProtestsWith the FBI warning of threats to state capital cities leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard to provide security at state buildings in downtown Springfield.
Chief Of Staff For Illinois House Speaker Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19; Lawmakers And Staff Urged To Self-IsolateThe chief of staff to newly-elected Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch tested positive for COVID-19 while lawmakers were in Springfield this week for the lame duck session and the inauguration of the new Illinois General Assembly.
State Rep. Darren Bailey Recovering After Collapsing During House SessionIllinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) was recovering Sunday after a medical scare during a state House session in Springfield.
Illinois Lawmakers Couldn't Meet Often in 2020 Because Of The Pandemic, But That May Change In 2021; 'At Least 22 Other States Have Been Operating Virtually'"I've been talking to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and I think there is an openness to moving forward now."
Slaveholder Douglas' Statue To Be Removed From Capitol LawnThe board of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol voted Wednesday to remove a statue of the senator and a statue of early settler Pierre Menard because both profited from slavery.