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Quinn: Much to Be Accomplished In Illinois Lame-Duck Session

The Senate will be in session three days, Wednesday through Friday, and the House for three days, next Sunday through Tuesday (Jan. 6-8).


Illinois State Capitol (Henryk Sadura/Getty Images)

Illinois Lawmakers Scale Back January Schedule

Lawmakers could consider legislation on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, pensions and gay marriage.


Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith

Expelled Illinois Lawmaker Re-Elected

State Rep.-elect Derrick Smith says he intends to work “hand in hand” with the lawmakers who voted him out of the House in August.


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Illinois Lawmakers Consider Cutting Their Own Pensions

Proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.


Springfield, IL

Illinois Lawmakers Try to Deal with Employee Pensions

The president of the Illinois Senate is out with his proposal to reform state employees’ pensions.


A vote on a local sales-tax increase will be determined by the single vote of a 23-year-old college student after a mistake by representatives.  (File. Getty Images.)

Early Voting In Illinois Begins

Voters do not need a reason to vote early in the primaries. The primary election in Illinois is March 20.


Talking on Phone driving

Cell Phone Ban Gaining Ground in Illinois

Illinois already has a texting-while-driving ban and a total ban on phone use for drivers under age 19.


File photo of a same-sex couple. (credit: AFP/Getty/Stan Honda)

Illinois Debates Same-Sex Marriage

A year after same-sex couples could get a civil union in Illinois, there’s a bill to make Illinois one of the states sanctioning same-sex marriage.


Ill. House Reconsiders Closing Pension Loopholes

The lawmakers argued Sunday that reversing benefits after they’ve been earned, even by questionable means, is probably unconstitutional.


Jay Hoffman

Jay Hoffman Returns to the Political Battlefield

Jay Hoffman said Sunday he’ll run for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District




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