Illinois House Speaker Madigan Misses Budget MeetingMadigan didn't attend the latest meeting Thursday aimed at ending a budget stalemate now in its sixth month because he had a scheduling conflict, according to his spokesman, Steve Brown.
Report: Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside dealsSteve Brown says he doesn't lobby the Democratic speaker or other state lawmakers on behalf of clients,
Ill. House To Keep On WorkingSpeaker Michael Madigan says lawmakers to be in "continuous session" past Sunday.
Illinois to Ask Voters About Taxing MillionairesGov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.
Quinn Urges House Democrats to Support Tax HikeIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state's temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be "savage'' budget cuts.
Ill. Comptroller: Obama Library Should be Privately FundedJudy Baar Topinka says she currently has more than $5 billion worth of unpaid bills sitting on her desk.
Madigan: Budget Vote Helps with Tax IncreaseIllinois powerful House speaker says a vote on Democrats' 2015 budget, will help to extend the state's temporary income tax increase.
Search Warrants Issued for Lawmaker's Home, OfficeAuthorities say federal search warrants have been executed at the Elgin home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham.
Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into LawThe overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.
Illinois Lawmakers OK Plan to Fix $100B Pension CrisisThe House voted 62-53 in favor of the plan, sending it to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said he will sign it. The Senate approved the measure 30-24 just minutes earlier.
Illinois Legislators Reach Pension DealAfter more than five months of work, Illinois' legislative leaders announced Wednesday they've reached a deal to help solve the state's $100 billion pension problem, considered the nation's worst.
Illinois House To Convene Next Week On PensionsIllinois House lawmakers are expected to gather in Springfield next week to approve a possible solution to the state's roughly $100 billion pension crisis.