Following a spate of corruption charges and ongoing investigations revolving around Democratic state lawmakers, several House Republicans publicly voiced their concerns before the end of the veto session last week about the urgent need for ethics reform to restore Illinoisans' trust in the General Assembly.
Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) recently held a press conference to show its support for a senate bill that would end the practice of suspending state motorists' driver's licenses for non-driving offenses.
The Illinois Senate Special Committee on Pension Investments heard testimony last week from several pension fund boards on what they were doing to increase diversity within their own ranks and the firms with which they invest.
The Illinois House of Representatives' Energy and Environment Committee recently heard testimony regarding the regulation of ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions and this year's earlier closing of the Sterigenics medical-device sterilization plant in Willowbrook.
Taxpayers United of America President Jim Tobin recently told a press conference that there is no way Illinois will be able to cover the state's massive pension liability without drastically changing strategies right away.
During a recent hearing before the Senate Executive Subcommittee on Special Issues, Illinois state Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) asked for more clarification on a bill that intends to protect construction employees from wage theft.
Two House committees listened to testimony Monday from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and other groups involving an incident in which books provided to educate prisoners at the Danville Correctional Center were seized from the library by prison staff.
A bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives last week that would prevent Sterigenics from reopening its doors in Willowbrook after the sterilization solutions provider's controversial shutdown in February due to dangerously high readings of ethylene oxide emissions.