For most of us, you work a day, you get paid for a day. But Illinois law says if you work a day, you get paid for an entire month - if you're a state lawmaker. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.

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State Lawmakers Must Get Paid For Whole Month Even If They Serve Only A Day Under State LawFor most of us, you work a day, you get paid for a day. But Illinois law says if you work a day, you get paid for an entire month - if you're a state lawmaker. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Former State Rep. Edward Acevedo Accused Of Tax CrimesFormer Illinois state Rep. Edward Acevedo was indicted on tax charges Wednesday.
City Lawyers Challenge Effort To Take Them Back To Federal Court Over CPD Search Warrant PracticesThe City of Chicago on Wednesday challenged an enforcement action team of attorneys instrumental in the Chicago Police consent decree – arguing the police raids with which the attorneys took issue are not addressed in the consent decree and thus cannot be a basis for an enforcement action.
Alderwomen Introduce Anjanette Young Ordinance; Mayor Lightfoot Has Separate Police Raid Reform PlanAt the beginning of the day Wednesday, we planned to lead our “Hour 18” newscast with more on a proposal by several members of the City Council tackling bad police raids. But then, Mayor Lori Lightfoot threw a curveball with a new plan on her part. CBS 2's Chris Tye and Dave Savini report.
Just Days After Choosing Successor, Mike Madigan Says Rep. Edward Kodatt Should GoJust two days after choosing his successor in the Illinois House, former state House Speaker Mike Madigan said state Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt should step down.
‘Anjanette Young Ordinance’ Aims for Stricter Search Warrant ReformsMembers of City Council are pushing for stricter search warrant reforms with a new city ordinance named after Anjanette Young, the innocent social worker wrongly raided by Chicago Police officers. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.
Republican Illinois State Sen. Darren Bailey Announces Run For GovernorIllinois state Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) launched a campaign for governor Monday.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into LawGov. JB Pritzker signed a new criminal justice reform bill into law on Monday.
Mike Madigan Resigns As Illinois Democratic Party ChairmanThe former Illinois House Speaker's resignation takes effect immediately.
Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt To Fill SeatJust days after announcing his resignation, former House Speaker Mike Madigan has selected the person to fill his seat.
Gov. Pritzker To Sign Criminal Justice Reform BillSources late Sunday confirmed Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker will sign a new criminal justice reform bill into law on Monday.
Nightmare Not Over In Texas After Catastrophic Winter StormPeople were lining up in their cars for free water and food near Houston Saturday, and some lawmakers were demanding answers about the massive power failures there. CBS News' Michael George reports.
Many Say Mike Madigan's Resignation From Illinois House Was InevitableFormer Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is the longest-serving lawmaker in state history, but his time in Springfield is coming to an end. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Inspector General's Office Issues Scathing Report On Police Response To Civil UnrestThe report said police were unprepared and disorganized as they responded to looting, arson, and violence amid the protests over the death of George Floyd in late May and early June. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reports.
City Panel Publishes List Of 41 Problematic Monuments Subject To ReviewAs part of a “racial healing and historical reckoning project” that began last summer, a city advisory panel has identified more than 40 Chicago statues and monuments that could be potentially problematic, and is asking for public input to help decide their fates.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger Receives Scathing Letter From Own Family Over Trump RebukeSome family drama has erupted for U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois).
President Biden Holds Town Hall In MilwaukeeThe president had some reassuring words for one little girl who was worried about COVID-19.
Lawmakers Look Forward After Former President Trump's Impeachment AcquittalWith his second impeachment acquittal behind him, former President Donald Trump remains eligible to run for the White House again in 2024. As CBS News' Skyler Henry reports, lawmakers are reflecting on the outcome of the Senate trial, and looking ahead to the next challenge -- COVID relief.
Only 20 Percent Of Recording Expressway Cameras Up And RunningA total of $12 million is being spent on the camera tech to fight expressway shootings, but the cameras had been expected all to be up and running several months ago. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
$12 Million Being Spent On Camera Tech To Help Fight Expressway ShootingsA total of $12 million is now being spent to buy camera software to help solve the rash of expressway shootings in the Chicago area. But the cameras were supposed to be up and running months ago. CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.
President Biden Has A Lot To Say In Interview With Norah O'DonnellFrom COVID relief to his predecessor and his son Hunter, President Joe Biden had a lot to say to CBS Evening News Anchor Norah O’Donnell. They spoke in an exclusive interview airing on CBS 2 ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday. CBS News’ Christina Ruffini has a preview.
Gary, Indiana To Replace Columbus Day With Richard Gordon Hatcher DayGary, Indiana will be replacing Columbus Day with a holiday representing the late former Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher.
Construction On Obama Presidential Center Could Begin As Early As AugustFollowing an exhaustive four-year federal review process, construction of the the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park is expected to begin this year, with the first preliminary work starting as early as April, and actual construction coming as early as August.
Former State Sen. Sam McCann Charged With Misusing Over $200,000 In Campaign FundsFormer Illinois state Sen. Sam McCann ran for governor of Illinois in 2018, and on Wednesday, he was indicted by a grand jury.

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