Legislative leaders headed home with several looming issues unaddressed a byproduct, members said, of the upcoming November election.
Shut down of Chloe Stirling’s cupcake business gave lawmakers idea for home-baking regulations
State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.
Gov. Quinn signed the pay cuts into law Saturday.
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.
Major issues include oil drilling, casinos and same-sex marriage.
State lawmaker from Chicago says it is, and he wants to ban the process.
Bill would require three-fifth’s vote instead of simple majority during lame-duck sessions.
Opponents said it was a breach of both confidentiality and competitiveness.
The proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples will get a committee hearing but there aren’t currently enough votes to pass it on the floor.