Illinois Legislature

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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).


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Illinois Lawmakers Scale Back January Schedule

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


Illinois House

Illinois House Panel Approves Pension Overhaul

A plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.


Ill. House To Meet Again On Tax Relief Package

House members to take another crack at passing tax relief package


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

‘Creative Bookkeeping’ Prevents Illinois Layoffs

Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.



Illinois Lawmakers Yet ToTackle Massive $85B Pension Debt

CHICAGO (AP) Illinois lawmakers are hustling to close loopholes in government pension plans to prevent abuses. They’ve already passed laws changing retirement provisions for future employees. But so far this fall, they’ve been almost silent […]


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

Bad Day For Quinn On Electricity, Union Contracts

The Senate voted 37-20 for legislation that would tweak a plan to let power companies raise rates.



Illinois Slow To Pay Overdue Bills

Disagreements remain over how to fund payments.


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Quinn Approves IL Budget After Trimming Education Funds

Quinn has repeatedly criticized the spending plan lawmakers sent him, saying it shortchanged many important services. But he cut further.




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