Illinois House Of Representatives
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidates for secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer combined have nearly five times as much money to spend ahead of the Nov. 4 elections than their Democratic opponents.
The Illinois House chamber at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., is empty of lawmakers. The halls of the state Capitol have been quiet since lawmakers left last week after approving an election-year budget that Democrats say is "incomplete" and Republicans have called "phony." …
INDIANAPOLIS | A former Illinois state representative is set to become the Indiana Democratic Party's candidate for state treasurer.
SPRINGFIELD | A suburban Chicago man formally took over Monday as the new minority leader in the Illinois House.
SOUTH HOLLAND | A $20,000 state grant will enable South Suburban College to purchase a new police car, state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, announced Monday.
SPRINGFIELD | Craft brewers are hopping on the bandwagon in support of a proposal that would allow them to control their own distribution.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Area legislators and members of the Special House Committee on Redistricting will be in South Holland on Tuesday at South Suburban College to gather input on the congressional and state legislative re-mapping process.
SPRINGFIELD | A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats.
CALUMET CITY | State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is at odds with a budget proposal by Gov. Pat Quinn to do away with legislative scholarships.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A proposed law that would have required all elementary schools in Illinois to provide at least 10 minutes of daily recess fell four votes short Thursday in the Illinois House.
CALUMET CITY | Thaddeus Jones, the new state representative for the south suburbs, missed by less than 12 hours having to cast a vote on whether to significantly raise the personal and corporate state income tax rates.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is losing millions of dollars through cracks in the World Wide Web, but lawmakers are hoping that soon will change.
SPRINGFIELD | Education in Illinois needs revamping, but those involved with the system are at odds over how to accomplish that.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Quick cash from a proposed gaming expansion in Illinois is anything but a sure bet, according to legislators, lobbyists and history.
SPRINGFIELD | Senate President John Cullerton's plan to force Gov. Pat Quinn to reappoint or replace employees for hundreds of government positions passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD | Police and firefighters hired after Dec. 31 in Illinois would have different retirement benefits than their predecessors if some legislators and mayors get their way.
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