Illinois Senate Approves School Funding OverhaulSenators voted 38-13 to send the measure to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has said he'll sign the bill quickly to get money to districts starting a new school year.
UPDATE: Governor Vetoes Budget, Senate OverridesGov. Rauner still promises a veto.
Illinois Senate Discusses Budget Privately, Takes No VoteDemocratic and Republican leaders have been discussing for weeks ways to break a nearly two-year budget stalemate.
Illinois Senate Budget Plan to End Deadlock StallsThe plan will be reintroduced after the new General Assembly is seated Wednesday.
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.

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