Illinois politics

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago)

Ill. House To Keep On Working

Speaker Michael Madigan says lawmakers to be in “continuous session” past Sunday.


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Illinois Lawmakers OK Heroin Abuse Bill

Gov. Rauner’s spokeswoman wouldn’t say if he’ll sign it


Sen. Dick Durbin (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Durbin “Stunned” By Hastert Indictment

U.S. Senator from Illinois reacts to scandal involving former House Speaker from Illinois


WASHINGTON - JANUARY 17:  U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) attends a press conference about the new legislative agenda at the Capitol January 17, 2005 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ex-House Speaker Hastert Indicted

Illinois Republican is accused of avoiding bank rules to pay hush money.


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Illinois Schools Still Fattening Pensions

Chicago Tribune analysis says state law hasn’t been a deterrent


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



Tobacco QuitLine, SIDS Prevention Funds Cut in Ill.

Gov. Rauner takes away $4.5 million in an effort to plug state budget hole.


Wood River Mayor Fred Ufert (photo:

Wood River, Ill. Mayor Dies

Fred Ufert had emergency heart surgery earlier in the week.


Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Downstate Illinois Congressman Resigns

Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria says constant questions about spending make it too difficult to continue serving.



Illinois Bill Pardons Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Roughly two dozen other states have passed laws like this



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