Illinois Legislature

A driver for Lyft in St. Louis on Fri., Apr. 18, 2014. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Illinois Lawmakers Pass Rideshare Rules

Zero-tolerance on drugs & alcohol is part of legislation

12/03/2014

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Could “Historical Racing” Be Coming To Illinois?

State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) proposes it as way to prop up sagging horse racing track revenue.

11/16/2014

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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

A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop & David Burke NYC event. Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images

Troy, Ill. Youth Baker Prompts Legislation

Shut down of Chloe Stirling’s cupcake business gave lawmakers idea for home-baking regulations

05/13/2014

High School fitness

Illinois Lawmaker Takes Aim At Capitol Food, Fitness Habits

State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.

02/22/2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois Lawmakers Take Pay Cut

Gov. Quinn signed the pay cuts into law Saturday.

06/22/2013

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Energy Companies Look To Make Southern Illinois Future Home Of ‘Fracking’

This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.

05/06/2013

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Ill. Legislators Face Tough Votes After Break

Major issues include oil drilling, casinos and same-sex marriage.

03/22/2013

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Lion Meat For Sale in Illinois?

State lawmaker from Chicago says it is, and he wants to ban the process.

03/09/2013

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Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Limit Lame-Duck Votes

Bill would require three-fifth’s vote instead of simple majority during lame-duck sessions.

01/26/2013

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