Illinois Legislature

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Illinois Lawmakers Wrap up Spring Session

Lawmakers will begin a summer overtime session as soon as Thursday

05/31/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and wife Diana wave to the crowd after taking the oath of office during ceremonies at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on January 12, 2015.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Gov. Rauner Donates Cash to GOP Lawmakers

Illinois’ chief executive doles out $400,000 from his own campaign fund

05/16/2015

(iStock.)

Ill. Moves Closer to Allowing Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms

The measure, which now moves to the Illinois Senate, would allow families to pay for installation of video equipment in residents’ rooms.

04/22/2015

Photo: Getty Images

Illinois’ Heroin-Fighting Program Costs $25M

Bipartisan bill would also address prescription drug abuse

03/02/2015

(iStock.)

Illinois Lawmakers Will Soon Consider Cameras in Nursing Homes

Rep. Greg Harris says the Illinois bill would allow nursing home residents and their families to install recording devices in their rooms.

03/02/2015

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

Getty/Mario Tama

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

Photo: Thinkstock

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

more

Listen Live