In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Illinois Rep. Jay Hoffman, is seen on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield.  On Friday, he accused GOP lawmakers of skirting controversial votes.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman,File)
May 22, 2015

Illinois Democrats Vote Down Workers Comp Bill

Democratic legislators have voted down elements of Gov. Bruce Rauner's pro-business agenda.  All House Democrats voted against three measures, while GOP colleagues only voted present.


In this February file photo,  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner reaches to shake the hand of House Speaker Michael Madigan after delivering his first State of the State Address.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
May 22, 2015

Millionaire Tax Proposal Fails

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's effort to impose a new income tax on millionaires has stalled.  Three Democrats voted no Thursday.  Madigan blamed Republicans, who he says were following Governor Bruce Rauner's orders for protecting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.


In this June 20, 2012 file photo, construction is seen going on at the Clinton Landfill.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
May 21, 2015

Senate Approves Landfill Measure

The bill that passed the Senate Thursday (HB 1326) deals with manufactured gas plant waste, which is called 'very dangerous' by co-sponsor Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet.)  The measure was inspired by efforts to keep PCB's out of the Clinton Landfill.


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