The Illinois Senate voted to ratify the Equal Right Amendment to the U.S. Constitution last week, more than 35 years after the proposed amendment seemed to die when only 35 states agreed to ratify it in 1982.
Elementary and high school textbooks would need to include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under proposed legislation, SB3249, which was recently discussed by the Senate Education Committee.
After returning from a gun violence Senate Walkout on March 14 in remembrance of the month anniversary of the Parkland shooting massacre, five GOP senators had something to say about Democratic sponsored fire-arm legislation.
Legislation that would require public elementary and high schools to include a unit of instruction on the LGBTQ population in their curriculum had Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) asking questions at a recent Education Committee subject hearing.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is urging Illinois' state senators to reject a number of gun control bills on March 14 that could would greatly alter the way the industry operates across the state.
It seems the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities didn't turn in a required report in time for State Comptroller Susana Mendoza's first debt transparency report because the council had nothing to report, or at least that's what its director says.
It was a bit like the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services failed to get its required homework turned in on time for State Comptroller Susana Mendoza's first debt transparency report, but a department deputy director said they did get it turned in.
Four Republican senators made it clear to Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) officials how upset they were with the school funding holdup at Tuesday's Senate Education Committee hearing on the SB650 Mandate Waiver.
It has been more than three months since long-time victims rights advocate Denise Rotheimer repeated during a public hearing accusations of sexual harassment against a high-ranking Illinois state senator and still she can't seem to be heard.
With the New Year about a week away, it's time to reflect on the rough-and-tumble time that was 2017 and project forward into the uncertainty of 2018. From struggles in the state General Assembly over the budget and sexual harassment, to Gov. Bruce Rauner's swings to the left to Lisa Madigan's unexplained decision to not seek another term as Illinois attorney general and other news items that made for an interesting year, here's our 2017 in review.
A new website launched in by Citizens for Rauner, OurHomeOurFight.com, showcases Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda for his second term in office, which he plans to win in next year's election.