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  • New General Assembly sworn in as full plate looms

    New General Assembly sworn in as full plate looms
    SPRINGFIELD --- A new Illinois General Assembly was sworn in today, and after the ceremony and celebrations are over, lawmakers will face a full plate of unresolved issues in the month ahead. Democrats now have veto-proof majorities in both the House and...
  • Illinois credit rating takes hit after no action on pensions

    Illinois credit rating takes hit after no action on pensions
    SPRINGFIELD — One of the nation's leading credit-rating firms put Illinois on a negative watch list today because Gov. Pat Quinn and state lawmakers failed to address the overwhelming public pension debt in the just-completed lame-duck session....
  • Bill Daley suggests doing away with primary elections

    Bill Daley suggests doing away with primary elections
    Bill Daley, who’s pondering a Democratic challenge to Gov. Pat Quinn next year, said Tuesday the state should explore replacing primary elections with nonpartisan contests like Chicago uses for mayor and City Council where candidates who get more...
  • Quinn, leaders to meet this weekend in search of pension fix

    Quinn, leaders to meet this weekend in search of pension fix
    Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders plan to meet Saturday to try to come up with a compromise to fix financially broken government worker pension systems as the clock ticks down toward the end of the lame-duck session. The talks are scheduled as...
  • Defeated judges find way back to bench

    Defeated judges find way back to bench
    The Illinois Supreme Court in the past year kept seven politically connected judges on the Cook County bench after they were rejected by voters, a common practice the high court had pledged to curtail. One had given more than $20,000 to the Cook County...
  • Illinois credit outlook drops as talk of business taxes surfaces

    Illinois credit outlook drops as talk of business taxes surfaces
    A key rating agency dropped Illinois’ credit outlook from stable to negative Friday, a move that could make it more expensive to pay for an ongoing statewide construction program aimed a building new roads, schools and bridges. The warning shot...
  • Republican Sen. Christine Radogno will continue in post for 2 more years

    Republican Sen. Christine Radogno will continue in post for 2 more years
    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...
  • Indicted State Rep. LaShawn Ford asks colleagues to remain neutral

    Indicted State Rep. LaShawn Ford asks colleagues to remain neutral
    Indicted State Representative Lashawn Ford says he filed a resolution in the House Friday, asking his colleagues to remain neutral on the federal charges against him, and to allow him to continue serving in the 8th district. The 40-year-old politician...
  • New Illinois pension fix floated

    New Illinois pension fix floated
    SPRINGFIELD - As state government leaders struggle to reach agreement on pension reform, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is floating a plan that's a mix of new and old ideas to try to break the logjam. State workers, teachers, university employees and...
  • Illinois concealed carry bill heads to House floor

    Illinois concealed carry bill heads to House floor
    SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today approved a concealed weapons bill that supporters say attempts to walk the fine line between gun rights advocates and gun control supporters, but some Chicago-area lawmakers want a more restrictive bill. The...
  • House passes gun bill over Quinn, Emanuel objections

    House passes gun bill over Quinn, Emanuel objections
    SPRINGFIELD — Over objections of Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the House approved a concealed weapons bill today that is aimed at ending Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation without a law to allow its citizens to carry...
  • Illinois counties can do little but brace for fracking's impact

    CREAL SPRINGS, Ill.-- Oil and gas companies and environmental groups have hashed out legislation they say would make Illinois a national leader in protecting public health and the environment from fracking.    The proposal covering the process more...