Illinois GOP Party Chief Pat Brady resigned Tuesday.
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.
Former Dixon comptroller, Rita Crundwell, 60, was transferred to a
federal jail in downtown Chicago last week after being convicted of stealing more than $53
million from the small Northwest Illinois town.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court has extended the deadline for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to appeal a court ruling requiring the state to legalize concealed carry.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said "progress has been made" on a gambling expansion bill that passed the Senate Wednesday, but pointed out that more changes are needed.
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.