Illinois Woman Gets Postcard From Hong Kong -- Mailed In 1993The man who wrote the postcard says he was "having a good time" in an "extremely crowded place." He says some seafood is served while "still crawling on your plate.
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.
Illinois State Capitol Flies Rainbow Flag For First Time, In Honor Of Pride MonthIn honor of Pride Month, a rainbow LGBTQ flag is flying above the Illinois State Capitol for the first time in state history.
Mike Madigan, John Cullerton Barred From Communion In Springfield Over Abortion VotesFollowing their votes that expanded abortion rights in Illinois, House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have been barred from receiving Communion in Springfield.
Mass Transit Will Ride With More Money For Extra Rail Cars, Maintenence"This is a substantial package and this will address a substantial portion of the maintenance needs that we have in this region."
Governor, Lawmakers Celebrate Approval Of Budget, Construction Plan, Gambling Expansion, And MoreThe capital construction plan is the state’s first infrastructure investment since 2009.
Recreational Marijuana To Be Legal In IllinoisState representatives voted 66 to 47 in favor of legalization, two days after the senate passed the bill. It goes into effect January 1. But there will still be restrictions.
Pritzker, AFSCME Reach First Contract Agreement In 4 YearsThe American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 and the Democratic governor said they reached a deal early Friday.
Time Ticks Away In Springfield As Legislative Session Wraps UpWith Friday being the last day of the spring session, Illinois lawmakers have a lot on their plate. At issue for house members are the budget, abortion rights, expanded gambling and the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Ochoa Relatives Push For Marlen's LawThey will be meeting with a state lawmaker next Tuesday to develop Marlen's Law. It would require both ID and DNA testing for hospital patients, especially those admitted after a home birth.
OK To Smoke, Not To Grow? States Wrestle With Homegrown PotA provision that would allow for the growing of five plants per residence for recreational use seemed likely to be jettisoned because of push-back from the police, who argue that allowing homegrown pot would fuel illicit drug sales.
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.
Illinois House Committee Passes Controversial Reproductive Health Act In SpringfieldAn Illinois House committee is debating the controversial Reproductive Health Act in Springfield, but some lawmakers are unhappy about the short notice.
Illinois State Fair Lowers Admission Sunday To ThursdayThe lower prices are part of an effort to make the fair a more affordable, family-friendly experience. He says the fair will continue to be the most affordable state fair in the Midwest.