A bill that would make Illinois the 19th state to legalize the use of
medical marijuana passed in the Senate Executive Committee by a 10-5
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association said the latest pension plan from Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is unconstitutional. The association warned that it would sue if the bill becomes law.
The We Are One Coalition of labor unions and their advocates has reportedly reached an agreement with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton on the issue of pension reform.
State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove), one of two Republicans in the Illinois House to publicly express support for same-sex marriage, defended his position Saturday in front of rival organizations demonstrating outside his office.
Activist groups from both sides of the issue gathered to condemn or cheer on Sandack, who in February declared his support for the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, SB 10.
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Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a measure Sunday, SB 9, that would hike customer
electric rates in order for ComEd to digitize Illinois' electrical grid.
Sheriff Tom Dart has announced plans to propose a concealed carry measure for Cook County.
A bill that would prohibit smoking anywhere on public college and
university campuses in the state garnered just enough votes, 30, for approval in the
Senate earlier this week.
House Speaker Michael Madigan's 227-page amendment to SB1, House Amendment 1, passed the chamber this afternoon.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is against increasing Illinois’ highway speed to 70 mph, according to one representative.