Illinois General Assembly
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Senate Democrats want to boost general education funding by $156 million next year, not cut it, key budget negotiators said Friday. But they acknowledged the increase would only keep per-student funding level.
SPRINGFIELD | Even though lawmakers have been unable to agree on a plan allowing Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons, the Quinn administration has launched the process of building a computer system designed to handle future gun permits.
SPRINGFIELD | Patrons at Illinois wineries will be able to drive away with a recorked, partially consumed bottle of wine under a proposal that was unanimously approved in the Illinois House on Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois House approved legislation Friday aimed at cracking down on violent "flash mobs" like those that have occurred on Chicago's Michigan Avenue and in other tourist areas.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An Illinois Senate committee has approved a proposal that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
CHICAGO | Visitors to the nation's third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be…
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to ban smoking on all state-supported universities and community colleges received just enough votes Wednesday to advance out of the Illinois Senate.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinoisans who go to a pet store and buy a dog or cat that turns out to be seriously ill would have additional legal remedies under a proposal approved Wednesday in the Illinois Senate.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A bill sponsored by state Rep. Will Davis, D-East Hazel Crest, that would ensure equal access to state contracts for minority- and women-owned businesses has advanced to the Senate, his office announced Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Legislation designed to improve local government efficiency, sponsored by state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, has passed through the House with broad bipartisan support, his office has announced.
CHICAGO | Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, D-Chicago, remembers all too well the way government sometimes worked when he represented the city’s Northwest Side in the Illinois General Assembly.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House approved legislation Thursday to limit the salary upon which retired state workers can base their pensions in the future.
SPRINGFIELD | For the second year in a row, the Illinois House approved legislation that would ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving a car.
SPRINGFIELD | An Illinois House committee narrowly endorsed legislation to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, setting up a showdown on the House floor that could come in a matter of weeks.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois House on Tuesday completed seven hours of debate on the contentious issue of public gun possession by adopting a comprehensive plan long pushed by advocates.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois lawmakers will take up carrying concealed firearms with a wide open debate on the House floor Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to raise taxes on cell phone users has been re-introduced in the Illinois House.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A permit to carry a concealed weapon in Illinois could cost about $242, according to an Illinois State Police estimate.
CHICAGO | Republican lawmakers are pushing for greater transparency in state and local government with proposed measures that would break down how tax dollars are spent.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois officials and the physicians they regulate are at odds over how to fairly cover the costs of a watchdog unit that investigates complaints against doctors.
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