Illinois General Assembly Cancels Veto Session Over COVID-19 ConcernsAmid a resurgence of the pandemic that has seen Illinois set new daily COVID-19 case records several times in the past few weeks, state lawmakers have canceled plans for the upcoming veto session before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Illinois Lawmakers Won't Vote On Minimum WageIllinois lawmakers face a number of issues as they wind down their fall veto session but won't consider increasing the state's minimum wage. Votes could come Wednesday on an expanded election law and a state health-insurance exchange.
Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Seek Action During Veto SessionWith state lawmakers set to return to Springfield for three days of veto session later this week, and then again in early December, advocates for a higher minimum wage were urging the legislature to act on a measure to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $10 an hour.
African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage EqualityWith same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Quinn: Veto Session Valuable To 'Lay Foundation' For Key IssuesGov. Pat Quinn says he's not discouraged that lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda.
Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free SpeechOpponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Flock To Springfield To Push For VoteSupporters of gay marriage in Illinois say now is the time for lawmakers to give it the okay, and headed to Springfield by the busload on Tuesday to deliver their message, but it remained unclear if there were enough votes in the House to send same-sex marriage legislation to the governor.
Lawmakers May Take Up Pension Reform, Gun Control In Veto SessionCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it's anyone's guess if the state's pension crisis will finally get sorted out when lawmakers meet in Springfield for the fall veto session.
Illinois Lawmakers' Final Veto Session Mostly Lands With A ThudIn the one-day return to Springfield for the Illinois General Assembly, the only big accomplishment was the seemingly minor shift of money to keep seven state facilities alive for the last seven months of the fiscal year.