SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is too tough on gun owners from other states.
CHICAGO | Allegations of concealing information and impeding transparency bubbled up in the Illinois governor's race Friday as Republican Bruce Rauner accused Gov. Pat Quinn of hiding while federal officials investigate a 2010 anti-violence program and the Chicago Democrat's campaign questio…
CHICAGO | Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough days to save taxpayer dollars.
CHICAGO | Members of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program plan to meet next week even after federal authorities asked them to hold off while they conduct their own probe, lawmakers said Thursday.
CHICAGO | A key Democratic Illinois lawmaker signed five of seven subpoenas on Tuesday compelling former state officials connected to Gov. Pat Quinn's 2010 troubled anti-violence program to testify before a commission next month.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois state troopers cracked down on distracted driving in the first half of the year as motorists worked to shed the potentially deadly habit of using a cellphone while behind the wheel.
Apparently, Gov. Pat Quinn is not one of those politicians who is obsessed with leaks.
SPRINGFIELD | The man accusing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual and political intimidation tacked on a number of new allegations to his claims in an amended lawsuit filed Thursday.
Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley — the first Mayor Daley — is often credited with coining the phrase: "Good politics is good government."
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois state agencies are restricting spending and bracing for the worst after lawmakers approved a budget that uses accounting gimmicks and punts on crucial decisions about where to find revenue until after the November election.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois election officials say the group that wants to impose an eight-year term limit on state legislators appears to have enough petition signatures to let voters decide the issue in November — but the proposed constitutional change campaign led by Republican gubernatorial c…
SPRINGFIELD | In cobbling together an austere budget plan, Democrats are doing their own governor few favors when it comes to his re-election effort.
Every May it is pretty much of a mad scramble in the corridors of the Illinois Capitol. The atmosphere is a bit more intense this spring, given that this is an election year.
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan said Friday that lawmakers will try again to draft a 2015 budget after the House overwhelmingly rejected a $34.5 billion budget that would have made deep cuts to schools and social services next year in a vote one Republican critic called "all theater."
SPRINGFIELD | Lacking the votes needed to extend the state's temporary income tax, House Speaker Michael Madigan directed his troops Thursday to begin drafting a doomsday budget that slashes spending on schools, prisons and a host of social service programs.
SPRINGFIELD | Drivers could face stiffer penalties for failing to yield to emergency vehicles, under legislation approved in the Illinois Senate Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinoisans could get a chance to vote this fall on whether to tax rich people at a higher rate.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | With time running out on the legislative session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Wednesday he's pulling back on a plan to extend the state's income tax increase and moving forward with a smaller budget that could mean billions of dollars in cuts to state spending.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Some Illinois Democratic lawmakers, reluctant to vote to make tax increases permanent, are splitting with party leaders and calling for alternative approaches such as gradually reducing income tax rates or finding spending cuts to help balance the budget.
Illinois lawmakers are in the final furlong of the spring legislative session and it remains unknown whether there is enough gas left in the tank to carry the controversial extension of the 2011 temporary income tax increase across the finish line.
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