Illinois State Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is convinced the Illinois Senate’s unanimous passage of a bill requiring all new state workers to reside within the boundaries of the state screams desperation.
Flossmoor resident and pro-life activist Kris Cortes is taking Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn to task over his support for the repel of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act that now requires minors to inform a parent or guardian before having an abortion procedure performed.
While remaining hopeful and appreciative of his call for bipartisanship, Illinois Republican senators called Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget announcement more of the same after he addressed Senate and House members on Wednesday.
Although a clerical error indicated state Sen. Jim Oberweis would be running for the U.S. Senate in 2020, he instead has his sights on the 14th District U.S. House seat currently held by Democrat Lauren Underwood.
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.