Critics of Ill. Senate Budget Plan Multiply, Skepticism Grows"The goal is to pass the bill," Democratic Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said. "This is a tough sell."
GOP: Rauner Should Appoint Next ComptrollerRepublican legislative leaders say the only way to name a four-year replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner.
Illinois Legislative Leaders Weigh-In on Rauner's Position on Holding Outside JobsRepublican governor candidate Bruce Rauner doesn’t want state legislative leaders to hold outside jobs. So what do the Republican leaders think about that?
Ill. Gov. Quinn To Decide on Tanning Ban For Minors“I think the government also knows better than Mom and Dad on cigarettes,” says State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), “It's the same kind of cancer-causing substance.”
Illinois Bill Would Ban Teens From Tanning BedsSenate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is sponsoring the bill. She says the light emitted from tanning beds is a Class 1 carcinogen.
Illinois Senate Leaders Reflect On Do-Nothing Lame Duck SessionChristine Radogno says the lame duck session didn’t live up to the hype; "a lot of expectation, and not a lot of substance happened."
Illinois Inches Closer To Same-Sex Marriage LegalizationWhile the bill passed along party lines, even one of the "no" voters says people had better get ready for a different world.
Illinois House Rejects Pension Cuts For Lawmakers OnlyGov. Quinn called legislators into special session Friday to address pensions. But nothing could be achieved.
Mark Reardon: Gun Crimes, Pension Reform In Illinois, & Ilya Shapiro St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom explains why his officers are confronting more criminals with guns. Christine Radogno of LaMont in Cook County talks pension reform in Illinois. Ilya Shapiro says Citizens United has nothing to do with what ails American politics.
Ill. Lawmakers Still Handing Out Free Tuition Rides A free tuition program where Illinois lawmakers award state university scholarships to friends and acquaintances is still alive.
Quinn's Plan for Illinois Borrowing Draws Harsh Criticism“I find the entire proposal somewhat disappointing,” says Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, calling the administration “tone-deaf.”
Illinois Aims to Reform 'Out of Control' Workers' Comp System"Workers’ comp overhaul is the single most important piece of legislation that we can pass this session to prove we’re serious about improving the business climate"