A new session of the Illinois General Assembly begins Wednesday, when candidates who won in November’s elections take the oath of office. The outgoing class of legislators left the incoming one with quite a burden.
Lawmakers returned to Indianapolis on Monday for the start of their four-month session. The legislature is expected to take up a host of issues during their session, including gun control, a gay marriage ban, and expanding school vouchers.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is trying to salvage the state's ban on concealed carry.
The Illinois House has approved legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing says she has the numbers to prove the withdrawal of funding to the county’s tourism agency was worth it.
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.
An Illinois House committee has given the go-ahead to a long-awaited plan to address Illinois’ pension crisis.
Drivers licenses for immigrants who are in Illinois illegally moved a step closer to passage on Monday morning. Backers say there are an estimated 250,000 immigrants driving around Illinois without a driver’s license.
Indiana’s General Assembly is reconvening for a 2013 session certain to be jammed with debate over the budget, taxes and a raft of divisive social issues.
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.