| May 17, 2013
| 2:07 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- The Senate today approved legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn.
The issue pitted supporters arguing for compassion for those...
| Nov 8, 2012
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again.
In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:19 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led Senate delivered a Valentine’s Day victory to gay and lesbian couples today, passing legislation for the first time that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois.
The gay marriage measure now goes to the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Republican Sen. Christine Radogno of Lemont survived a challenge Wednesday night and will continue as Senate GOP leader for two more years.
Senate Republicans lost five seats in this month's election, dropping their numbers to 19, compared to 40...
| 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......
| May 19, 2011
| 4:32 PM
UPDATED at 2:24 p.m. with Cullerton, Radogno reaction; originally posted by Rick Pearson at 10:08 a.m. The Democrats who control the state Senate released their proposed map of new legislative boundaries today -- a redistricting plan that is likely to.......