Democrat Duckworth Unseats Incumbent Republican Senator KirkDemocrat Tammy Duckworth says she is proud of her campaign and "so excited to get to work" after unseating Republican incumbent Mark Kirk for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois.
Illinois Drivers Could Be Taxed By The MileSenate president John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says revenue would be used for road work.
Illinois Moves to Downgrade Pot Possession to a FineLegislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has passed the Illinois Senate.
Multiple DUI Offenders Could Have Another Chance at DrivingSome lawmakers say there are some drivers who should have driving privileges.
Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois FailsState Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.
Ill. Moves Closer to Allowing Cameras in Nursing Home RoomsThe measure, which now moves to the Illinois Senate, would allow families to pay for installation of video equipment in residents' rooms.
Illinois Senate Approves Equal Rights AmendmentThe resolution is part of an ongoing effort to amend the U.S. Constitution to say rights cannot be deprived based on sex.
Ill. Senate Adjourns Without Tax Plan VoteProgressive income tax vote likely won't make November ballot.
Clergy Letter Asks Ill. House to OK Gay MarriageThe Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.
Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn's Veto on Energy BillThe concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.
Ill. Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition LimitThe Executive Committee voted 12-3 on legislation to ban the delivery, sale or transfer of ammunition feeding devices of more than 10 rounds after emotional testimony.
Illinois Legislature Sends Medical Marijuana Bill to Gov. QuinnThe 35-21 Senate vote was much less narrow than a 61-57 vote in the Illinois House last month.