Illinois General Assembly

Sponsor of “Granny Cam” Bill: “It’s About the Vulnerable”

“I hope he doesn’t veto it, because this bill is about protecting frail and vulnerable seniors,” – Illinois Rep. Greg Harris

06/16/2015

Illinois State Rep. Avery Bourne (photo: IL General Assembly)

Wash U. Law Student Joins Illinois Legislature

State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Pawnee) may be youngest ever to serve in Springfield

02/21/2015

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) makes his comments at the Jefferson Jackson dinner in St. Louis on June 7, 2014. The Jefferson Jackson dinner is a yearly gathering of the state's democratic party. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Durbin Says He’s Against ‘Right to Work’ Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in Illinois

Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”

02/09/2015

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Illinois Lawmakers Pass $1B Capital Bill, Adjourn Session

Legislative leaders headed home with several looming issues unaddressed a byproduct, members said, of the upcoming November election.

05/31/2014

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Illinois Republicans Agree: No Extension on Income Tax Hike

The hike is due to expire at the end of next year. Without it, the state will lose about $5 billion in revenue each year.

12/23/2013

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into Law

The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.

12/05/2013

Il Capitol

Clergy Letter Asks Ill. House to OK Gay Marriage

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.

11/04/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Illinois Horse Tracks Gear Up For Veto Session

Online wagering law could expire if action’s not taken in Springfield.

10/20/2013

Term Limits For Illinois Lawmakers?

New analysis finds 60% in General Assembly wouldn’t be affected right away.

09/15/2013

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Ill. Senators Want Gov. Quinn’s Gun Verdict

The plea signed by 23 Democrats, including Senate President John Cullerton, said Quinn should “make his intentions known” so lawmakers have time to react before a July 9 court-ordered deadline for implementing a plan.

06/20/2013

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