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Illinois State General Assembly
September 17, 2017
Fed-up Illinois legislators head for the exit in big numbers
Illinois residents aren't the only ones throwing up their hands at the gridlock and increasingly polarized politics that have ...
July 14, 2017
Illinois' strategy for digging out of debt: taking on more
Illinois lawmakers who recently ended the longest fiscal standoff of any state since the Great Depression are counting on an ...
July 07, 2017
Illinois House approves state budget, ends historic impasse
The Illinois House voted Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a budget package, giving the state its first ...
July 06, 2017
Illinois governor urges House not to undo budget plan veto
Gov. Bruce Rauner implored lawmakers Wednesday not to override his veto of a proposal to end Illinois' unprecedented budget ...
July 05, 2017
Illinois Senate nixes vetoes of budget plan with tax hike
The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a $36 billion budget package fueled by a $5 ...
July 04, 2017
Credit houses send Illinois positive financial signals
Two of the nation's top credit-ratings agencies signaled Monday that it would be a good idea for Gov. Bruce Rauner to accept ...
July 03, 2017
Lawmakers return to Capitol after voting to raise taxes
Illinois' financial outlook received a boost from a credit-rating house Monday after a dramatic vote to raise the income tax ...
July 03, 2017
Some Republicans defy Gov. Rauner and back tax increases
The Illinois House approved a $5 billion income tax increase on Sunday, followed by a spending plan for the new fiscal year, ...
July 02, 2017
Illinois House leader: Revenue vote now set for weekend
The speaker of the Illinois House on Saturday scheduled a key vote on a multibillion-dollar revenue package that would ...
June 30, 2017
Illinois misses deadline to pass budget, consequences hover
A $36.5 billion plan to rebuild Illinois' crumbling finances passed a critical test on Friday, but a powerful legislative ...
May 31, 2017
Illinois Legislature, governor set national futility record
The Illinois General Assembly that launched the careers of such political giants as Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas and ...
May 19, 2017
Illinois to change sex-abuse law with help of Hastert victim
Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex-abuse cases, a change prosecutors and a victim of former ...