Illinois Lawmakers Greeted With A Full Plate As They Return From BreakIllinois lawmakers returned to the floor Tuesday after a two-week break. Here are some of the top issues facing legislators as the spring legislative session enters its final weeks prior to the scheduled May 31 close. 
Illinois Approves Ban On 'Right-To-Work Laws'With the support of labor unions, a new bill prohibiting municipalities in the state from enacting "right-to-work laws" was signed into law by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker last week. 
Museum To Mark Anniversary Of Lincoln Buying Illinois HomeLincoln paid $1.500 for the home when he was a young lawyer with a wife and infant son. It was the site of the birth of three of Lincoln's sons and the funeral for one of them.
As Lightfoot Meets With Springfield Power Brokers, Ethics Reform Is Front And Center In Chicago"There was a vote in the City Council to strip out the power to investigate aldermen. And so, the power to investigate aldermen was taken away, and that was 30 years ago."
'Fair Tax' Amendment Passes Illinois Senate CommitteeThe Illinois Senate Executive Committee Wednesday voted in favor of an amendment to scrap the flat income tax system in Illinois. 
Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot To Address Illinois HouseLightfoot's office says she will address lawmakers in both chambers. She is to speak to the Illinois House on Wednesday afternoon and the Illinois Senate on Thursday morning.
Innocence Project Founder Seeks 'Conviction Integrity Unit'Conviction integrity units have sprung up recently in major metropolitan jurisdictions such as Dallas, New York, and Chicago. But a statewide team in Illinois would be a first nationally.
R. Kelly Sings For 28 Seconds In Springfield, Fans Pay Up To $100R. Kelly fans paid up to $100 a ticket to watch him sing for 28 seconds.
R. Kelly Makes Brief Paid Appearance At Illinois ClubR&B singer R. Kelly made a paid appearance early Sunday at a club in Illinois' capital city, but the fans who each shelled out $50 to $100 for tickets got only a 28-second performance, followed by a half-hour meet-and-greet.
R. Kelly Asks Media 'To Take It Easy' On Him Before Springfield EventR. Kelly asked the media "to take it easy" on him before a Springfield event Saturday.
State Representative From Chicago Charged With DUI In SpringfieldA state representative from Chicago was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Springfield last month, according to police.
Study Finds Tax Plan Would Narrow Income GapA graduated income tax could narrow Illinois' growing income disparity, cut property as well as income-tax bills and deliver billions of dollars in extra annual revenue, a study to be released Monday shows
Pritzker Unveils Online Graduated Income Tax CalculatorPritzker says Illinois' current tax system is unfair to the middle class. Republicans and some business leaders don't support the proposal.
Springfield Wants To Keep Lincoln House Open Amid A ShutdownIt gives the city the option of using lodging taxes to keep the Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site open for about a month.
Woman Says Illinois Speaker Madigan Didn't Act On ComplaintsAlaina Hampton's lawsuit against Madigan's campaign committees and the state Democratic Party contends that Travis Shea faced no repercussions for complaints against him by two women and that he continued to work on Madigan's staff for two years.