Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
January 09, 2013

Indicted State Rep. Smith Back in Springfield

Illinois state lawmakers were sworn in Wednesday. Among them is a state representative who faces a trial later this year for allegedly taking a bribe.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Des Plaines, testify during a House committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol
AP Photo
January 09, 2013

Illinois House Adjourns, No Vote on Pensions

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.


January 07, 2013

No Pension Vote Expected Monday

An Illinois House committee has given the go-ahead to a long-awaited plan to address Illinois’ pension crisis.


January 07, 2013

House Committee OKs Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

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.


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