Sen. Suzi Schmidt Won't Be Running Again After AllA state lawmaker at the center of controversial 911 calls from her home has decided not to run for re-election, reversing an earlier statement.
State Senate Approves Major Cuts From Quinn's BudgetThe Illinois State Senate has approved a budget that would spend more than $2 billion less than Gov. Pat Quinn proposed, but Republicans say that’s not enough.
State Senator: Extend Tax Breaks For Film IndustrySome Illinois lawmakers want to make sure the film industry keeps coming back to Illinois, for the next decade, at least.
Indiana GOP Wants Absent Dems PunishedIndiana Republicans are looking at some changes in state law to deal with democrats who have been hiding out in Illinois for about a month to deny the state House of Representatives a quorum.
Cohen Seeks Appointment To State Senate SeatScott Lee Cohen can't get the political bug out of his system.
Wisconsin Dems Furious Over Vote In Their AbsenceThe proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from state employees may have passed the Wisconsin senate, but the battle is far from over.
Confirm State Police Director Who Was Never Cop?Not everybody likes the idea of a state police director who’s never been a cop, and there is still no official action on the man who remains “acting director.”
Huge Income Tax Hike A Step CloserGov. Pat Quinn and both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have agreed on raising the state income tax.
Meeks Defends 'No' Vote On Civil Unions LawState senator and Chicago mayoral candidate James Meeks is defending his vote against Illinois' civil unions bill.