Illinois lawmakers are abandoning efforts to pass gun control legislation in the final days of their session. An assault weapons ban was one of several major issues that brought State House members back to Springfield on Sunday.
The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has filed a lawsuit against a Chicago radio station for using her husband’s image in an advertising campaign.
With days left in the legislative session, there is still no resolution for the state’s nearly $100 billion of pension debt. But key legislators say it is still possible to cut a deal before Wednesday, when a new legislature is sworn into office.
The Illinois House was scheduled to convene Sunday afternoon, for a final push to find a fix for the state’s massive pension crisis.
Residents near a former Douglas County mine say they’re disappointed at the pace of reclamation at the site.
A former Rantoul man was killed early Friday evening in a three-vehicle crash on I-74 near Danville.
Illinois lawmakers are still scrambling to find an agreement on how to reform the state’s massively underfunded pension systems.
Illinois moved one step closer to legalizing gay marriage on Thursday. A Senate panel sent the measure to the floor on a strict party-line vote, but some key absences meant there weren’t enough votes to pass it in the full Senate.
A legislative proposal in Indiana would help that state put more police officers in schools. Proponents say the legislation isn’t meant to be a response to last month’s Connecticut school shooting.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday one of the most controversial proposals to fix the state’s massive pension debt is temporarily off the table.