SPRINGFIELD | In a sign Democrats are sticking to their 2014 election playbook, House Speaker Michael Madigan signaled Tuesday a minimum wage increase could be on the horizon in Illinois.
CHICAGO | A task force asked to scrutinize metropolitan Chicago's transit agencies said it found evidence that House Speaker Michael Madigan directed Metra to hire and promote certain candidates, contributing to an environment in which corruption and mismanagement could flourish.
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters Tuesday after a House committee hearing on a constitutional amendment to protect voters against discrimination at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. A task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to scrutini…
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.
The Illinois General Assembly's failure to enact meaningful public employee pension reform is shameful.
SPRINGFIELD | State prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled Illinois Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in coming weeks.
SPRINGFIELD | A plan to divert more than a billion dollars from local governments to help finance the state’s pension systems was not called for a vote Wednesday in a House committee.
SPRINGFIELD | A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats.
CHICAGO | As Republican governors across the U.S. gain momentum with conservative agendas, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has stood out for signing a string of laws over the past three months achieving longstanding liberal goals: abolishing the death penalty, legalizing civil unions and raising inc…
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a plan Thursday to reassert its authority over the executive branch.
SPRINGFIELD | After failing to confirm top gubernatorial appointees in the previous legislative session, lawmakers are now looking to tighten Senate rules to prevent a string of government employees from working without proper authorization.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate have canceled sessions and committees this week because of the winter storm that is expected to hit the state.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.
SPRINGFIELD | In his first act as state treasurer, Republican Dan Rutherford closed satellite offices in Effingham, Collinsville, Mount Vernon, Riverdale, Rockford and Rock Island.
SPRINGFIELD | School districts in Illinois soon could have in hand the nearly $1.1 billion owed to them by the state.
Christmas may be over, but there is still one big package left to be unwrapped in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois taxpayers could shell out as much as $3.4 million in the upcoming battle to redraw the state's political boundaries.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn is sounding a bit like Popeye as he tries to flex his muscle and get a vote on his long-sought tax increase.
It was a slow day in the downstate office of state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, who came achingly close to his dream of becoming Illinois governor.
SPRINGFIELD | After nearly 22 months on the job, Jonathon Monken still hasn't been approved by the Illinois Senate as the director of the Illinois State Police.
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