Illinois General Assembly
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An Illinois lawmaker is challenging others at the state Capitol to not only talk the talk on smaller government, but also walk the walk.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A proposal making it illegal to display what some are calling "revenge porn" is one step closer to becoming law.
INDIANAPOLIS | It's not often you'll hear a Hoosier governor claim Indiana's business taxes should be more like those in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois’ first concealed carry permits have yet to be granted, but legislators on all sides of the issue already are scrambling to amend the state’s carry rules.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Since spending a bitter-cold winter at a German prison camp during World War II, Dick Lockhart said his feet have ached more when lying in bed on cold nights than when moving around.
Veteran Illinois lobbyist Dick Lockhart, 90, right, jokes with friend and fellow lobbyist Bill Luking while talking about being the oldest practicing lobbyist in Illinois, and possibly the nation, in Springfield, Ill. Lockhart has lobbied in Springfield for 55 years and still works seven day…
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers approved an 11th-hour extension to an online betting law on Wednesday that will allow horse racing tracks to keep their racing schedules intact this year.
SPRINGFIELD | All of the wrangling among the Republican candidates for governor about raising Illinois' minimum wage could be empty chatter by the time voters choose a chief executive next November.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers could debate a proposal this spring designed to clarify what happens if you are injured on your way to your job.
SPRINGFIELD | Against the backdrop of big box retailers calling on their employees to work on Thanksgiving this year, there is one sector that continues to hold fast against the 24-7 sales model.
Trying to predict the behavior of the General Assembly is tricky and, usually, better left alone.
For some analysis of the start of the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session last week, we turn to Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Several Democratic state representatives have signed on to legislation that would eliminate the sales tax Illinois places on gasoline.
SPRINGFIELD | With Illinois getting ready to join the rest of the nation in allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons, two state lawmakers are raising concerns about the number of instructors being certified to provide training.
Indiana's campaign to intercept businesses that are fed up with Illinois's high taxes and massive pension woes has found its way into Soldier Field.
CHICAGO | A measure sponsored by state Rep. Will Davis, D-Homewood, that awards low-interest loans to small minority- and women-owned businesses so they qualify to get state contracts has become law.
SPRINGFIELD | A coalition of law enforcement groups is looking to the Illinois General Assembly to help crack down on people who make homemade bombs.
SPRINGFIELD | Although the chances of resolving the state’s pension problems appear slim, Wednesday’s special session of the Illinois General Assembly could make lawmakers’ wallets and waistlines a little bigger.
The Illinois General Assembly's failure to enact meaningful public employee pension reform is shameful.
SPRINGFIELD | Add the playground at your favorite fast-food joint to the list of places where sex offenders aren’t welcome in Illinois.
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