| Jan 7, 2013
| 12:59 PM
A bill to give illegal immigrants in Illinois a chance to get a special license to drive cleared another hurdle today, winning approval in a committee and moving one step away from the governor’s desk.
Sponsoring Rep. Eddie Acevedo, D-Chicago,...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:09 AM
SPRINGFIELD — With time running short in the lame-duck session, state lawmakers on Sunday dropped hot-button issues dealing with guns and marijuana but kept alive hopes of reforming pensions and giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:44 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois lawmakers today opened a heated debate on whether an assault weapons ban should be approved, a discussion that featured an early clash between a sheriff's association that opposes the measure and the Chicago police and the Quinn...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
| Dec 13, 2012
There are certain constants to life in Illinois. Abraham Lincoln has always been revered. The Cubs always find a way to lose. Lake Michigan never goes dry. Letting citizens carrying concealed firearms is out of the question.
But one of those is no...
| Jan 16, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The Illinois House's assistant majority leader had a handgun pointed at him in the Lower West Side's Heart of Chicago neighborhood over the weekend.
State Representative Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago) wasn't injured in the incident, which occurred around...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:43 PM
In a move to help the children of undocumented residents in Illinois afford college, the House on Monday sent Gov. Pat Quinn the Illinois DREAM Act.
The measure, which passed the House 61-53, would create a fund established through private donations...