House Approves $15 Minimum Wage, Sends Bill To Gov. PritzkerBusiness groups want a tiered minimum wage with lower base levels in parts of the state with lower costs of living.
Pritzker Announces Justice Reform InitiativePritzker noted the state spends roughly $1.3 billion a year for the Department of Corrections, which houses about 43,000 inmates in a system made for about 32,000.
Museum Offers Free Admission, Events For Lincoln's BirthdayMuseum officials say admission will be free on Feb. 12 — what would have been Lincoln's 210th birthday.
State Orders Study Of Leaking In Illinois Capitol DomeThe state is in the process of selecting a contractor to do a comprehensive inspection and recommend what needs to be done.
Religious Leader Ready For Statehouse WorkKalish is no stranger to politics. As a lobbyist, he dealt with Democrats and Republicans. That experience, he said, will benefit his constituents.
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.
Pritzker Promises Political Unity During Inauguration In Springfield"I won't balance the budget on the backs of the starving, the sick, and the suffering. I won't make government the enemy and government employees the scapegoats."
JB Pritzker Takes Oath As Governor, Vows 'Democrats And Republicans Will Work Together'After taking the oath of office in Springfield, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker vowed to work with Republicans to pass a balanced budget, and took a veiled shot at his predecessor, Republican Bruce Rauner, stating "our abdication of responsibility must end."
JB Pritzker Faces 'Pretty Large Hole' In State Budget As He Prepares To Take Reins As GovernorJB Pritzker will be sworn in as governor Monday afternoon, at a packed arena in Springfield.
Illinois Refuses Permit For Concert To Be Hosted By R. KellyIllinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star.
Harris Named First Gay Illinois State House Majority LeaderBrian Johnson of Equality Illinois says the appointment of Harris further demonstrates the Speaker's "commitment to LGBTQ equality and representation."
Lawmakers Convene For Last Full Day Of The 100th General AssemblyThe Democrat won't be inaugurated until Monday but he is seeking a change in state law to boost salaries of cabinet officials by 15 percent.