A joint hearing before the state Senate Appropriations II and Higher Education committees was held Tuesday to receive information on the College Illinois program and how it will continue in the coming years.
State Sen. John Cullerton (D-Chicago) retained his position as president of the Illinois State Senate on Wednesday, eliciting expressions of support and concern from his political allies and opponents.
Advocates for behavioral health testified at a joint committee hearing with the Senate Higher Education and Human Services committees on Dec. 10 regarding the shortage of behavioral health workers in the state.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
A Fayette County Precinct committeeman said he was "confused" by a "nomination process" in April that somehow led to a win for state Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) over Robert Winchester, the longtime incumbent in the race for Republican State Central Committeeman in the 15th Congressional District, according to an affidavit obtained by Prairie State Wire.