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  • Chicago speed cameras measure passes legislature

    Chicago speed cameras measure passes legislature
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use cameras to issue tickets to speeders in Chicago school and park zones is on its way to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's desk. The Illinois House today voted 64-50 to approve the measure. The Senate already has signed off, but...
  • Digging a pension hole

    Digging a pension hole
    Illinois' pension system was in precarious enough shape in 1994 that Democrats and Republicans came together to solve a crisis threatening the state's financial future. The agreement they forged was supposed to take politics out of pension funding by...
  • Quinn signs super PAC campaign finance law

    Quinn signs super PAC campaign finance law
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Friday that lifts the state’s campaign contribution limits to candidates once big money starts flowing into a state or local political contest, a move one watchdog group decried as effectively...
  • Quinn increases tax credit for working poor

    Quinn increases tax credit for working poor
    The state's working poor will save a bit more on taxes as a result of a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today. The measure increases the earned income tax credit. The Democratic governor requested the relief to provide a counterbalance to the tax...
  • Illinois government: Governor, legislative leaders increase private meetings

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn and the top legislative leaders strode down a stairwell and into a Capitol hearing room for a private meeting with the House and Senate lawmakers—all fellow Democrats—who together control state government....
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  • Did Sen. Burris commit sin of omission?

     
    by Frank James What will the fallout be for Sen. Roland Burris from this new admission of his that the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked Burris last October and November to make a campaign contribution to the former......
  • Lawmakers vote to restrict scholarship abuses but loopholes remain

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 12:44 p.m.; last updated at 1:41 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- State lawmakers today approved legislation that would put new restrictions on a much-criticized, century-old legislative scholarship program in which the perks sometimes went to...
  • Illinois House votes down redistricting reform

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Michelle Manchir at 3:46 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats today failed to muster enough votes to put on the November ballot a new set of ground rules for how lawmakers redraw their district boundaries after......
  • Smokers could be paying $1 more per pack in state taxes

     
    Posted by Michelle Manchir at 10:45 a.m. SPRINGFIELD — Smokers would pay $1 more a pack in state cigarette taxes under a proposal advancing in the General Assembly today. A House panel approved an increase in the state cigarette tax......
  • Illinois Senate approves state budget after bitter debate

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson and Ray Long at 12:05 a.m.; last updated at 1:16 a.m. with roll call SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate today approved a $26.1 billion operations budget after working into the early morning hours with Democrats and......
  • Democratic lawmakers working on backup plans for state budget

     
    Posted by Michelle Manchir, Ray Long, Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson at 7:50 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — As lawmakers try to cobble together a budget before their Memorial Day deadline, House Democrats on Monday started exploring two backup options on the......