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The Illinois lawmaker who says House Speaker Michael Madigan retaliated against her for statements about rooting out sexual harassment in the Capitol wants the process for investigating ethics complaints in the Legislature overhauled.

A Southern Illinois University official says the school is considering having a satellite office for its law school in downtown Springfield or Edwardsville.

Senate President John Cullerton is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to propose a budget plan that's balanced.

Illinois Lawmakers to Combat Sexual Harassment

Oct 24, 2017

Illinois lawmakers will consider a measure that mandates legislators, their staff, and lobbyists complete yearly sexual harassment training.

BREAKING: State Capitol On Lockdown

Jul 6, 2017
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The capitol building in Springfield was placed on lockdown around 1:30 Thurs.

It happened just as representatives in the House were preparing to debate a possible override of the Governor’s veto of a proposed budget.

Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs says the building is on lockdown after a woman allegedly threw a powdery substance in the governor's office. 

If Illinois legislators don't approve a budget this week, lottery players in the state won't get jackpots over $25,000. 

Judges will be encouraged to prescribe longer sentences for repeat gun offenders under a plan signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. 

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 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' budget impasse will replace the Grinch when it comes to decorating the state Capitol dome this year.

The Illinois Secretary of State's office, which maintains the Capitol building, announced Tuesday they will skip the annual tradition of stringing Christmas lights on the dome.

U of I grad makes it easier to follow state capitol bills

May 29, 2013

More than six thousand bills are before the Illinois General Assembly this spring session. Legislators have until Friday to get through them. And with some of the biggest policy issues facing the state still outstanding, measures will move, change and die rapidly. Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky spoke with a recent University of Illinois Urbana Champaign graduate who has founded a company that aims to make it easier to follow what's happening at the capitol.