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State Rep. Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) was re-elected speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday.
State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) is strongly against a proposed gas tax hike that would give Illinois the highest gas tax in the country.
The Illinois House of Representatives has approved the creation of a task force that will audit the teaching of African-American history in the state's public schools.
A bill that changes the sunset date on previous legislation that involves the privatization of public water systems has passed in the Illinois House of Representatives.
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.
Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Aurora) apologized to Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) for her comments on Nov. 27, when she said she wanted to give Breen and his family a broth of legionella.
Despite House Speaker Michael Madigan's more than four decades in power, Democratic state representative-elect Anne Stava-Murray (D-Naperville) is determined to oppose him.
John W. Hollman, executive clerk of the Illinois House of Representatives, will be chief clerk for the remainder of the 100th General Assembly. His appointment was approved Nov. 13.
Democrats widened their control of the Illinois House of Representatives to at least 71 seats in a midterm election that saw voter turnout outpace 2014 totals, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of voter tallies.
Margo McDermed of the Republican Party has been declared the winner in the House District 37 race against Democrat Matthew Hunt.
Unlike the dynamic four years ago, a majority of the Illinois House races – 56 percent – will be competitive contests pitting major party candidates during the Nov. 6 midterm election.
The number of Illinois House races being contested by major-party candidates on Nov. 6 is up 13.6 percent over the last midterm election in 2014, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis.
Helene Walsh, the wife of former congressman Joe Walsh, has been selected to replace Nick Sauer for the 51st District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Five Republican candidates who will be on November’s ballots in districts across Illinois will hold a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to answer the question “What Happens When Conservative Reformers Infiltrate the Springfield Machine?”
GOP lawmakers debated two Medicaid bills last month before passing both with little opposition.
Sixteen Republican state representatives stood to oppose a progressive income tax.
A heated debate over drones May 25 had the full attention of the House, with almost a dozen Republican lawmakers arguing the proposal.
Workplace safety for healthcare professionals is a priority for the state House of Representatives.
Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) wanted to know why the House was voting on a $16 million program without the budget revenue estimate.
At the May 23 House floor debate of HR1119, which honors those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, President Abraham Lincoln’s words from the Gettysburg Address filled the chamber.