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.
Luke Dean Niforatos, chief of staff and senior policy adviser for Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), fears that a provision in the new state law legalizing recreational marijuana use could send clean-air standards back into the last century.
The Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge of the state's Property Tax Appeals Board has been counseled after a report from the Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) found she failed to report a conflict of interest.
A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
The Governor’s Office of Executive Inspector General recently concluded an investigation of a complaint alleging preferential treatment by the former Manager of Support Services at the Department of Employment Security Marlene Meriwether and General Services Manager John Rogers.
The prayers of the Cottrell family were answered Friday morning when Jose Rodriguez, 27, a resident of Bloomington who is in the country illegally, the alleged driver of a van that struck and killed 39-year-old Corey Cottrell of Normal on June 22, showed up for his arraignment.
A group of at least four Republican state lawmakers are calling for the repeal of House Bill 3850, which creates the Illinois Abortion Law of 2019 and makes abortion “a fundamental right” in the state.
State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) has a solution for a group of billionaires – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s relative Liesel Pritzker Simmons among them – pleading with the presidential candidates to tax them more.
Since Illinois has become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, national labor lawyer and legal analyst Michelle Lee Flores suggests the Prairie State began to prepare for employment law issues.
Former Illinois Sens. Michael Noland (D-Elgin) and James Clayborne (D-East St. Louis) filed a lawsuit against the state which, if successful, will increase state lawmakers’ salaries to more than $81,000 by 2020 to rank Illinois' legislative salaries as the nation’s fourth-highest.
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Executive Director Richard A. Pearson did not hold back his enthusiasm in a recent bulletin he sent to members celebrating a victory for the Second Amendment as the result of a California court case.
Even if Illinois state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) used "dirty tricks" to fend off 2016 primary challenger Jason Gonzales, the strategy allegedly employed was not illegal, according to a recent court filing.