Illinois House

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says a GOP state lawmaker will resign amid allegations that he posted nude photos of an ex-girlfriend on social media.

Illinois Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan has named a committee composed entirely of women to choose the party's next executive director.

A top Democrat has resigned his leadership post in the Illinois House after a legislative activist alleged he harassed and humiliated her. But he calls the allegations "absurd."

The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year.

The Illinois House has voted against increasing the smoking age from 18 to 21.

The Illinois House has endorsed the idea of switching to a graduated income tax. 

The Illinois House has approved a measure to provide back pay to thousands of state workers who've been waiting for it since 2011.

Legislation to allow Chicago police to use drones for surveillance of large crowds has failed in the Illinois House. 

An Illinois House panel has endorsed a proposal expanding the use of medical marijuana to fight the state's opioid crisis.

The Illinois House has approved legislation to create a procedure to temporarily confiscate guns from people threatening violence.

Members of the Illinois House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to deliver a plan by Friday for remedying a Legionnaires' disease crisis at the Quincy veterans home. 

A measure is awaiting action from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would end the state's participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database.

Legislation before the Illinois House would replace school-based police officers with social workers. 

State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth is sponsoring legislation to remove a common roadblock for those with a criminal record. 

Illinois House Republicans are lashing out at a Democratic suggestion that the state should adopt a graduated income tax.

An Illinois House committee has approved a bill that would prevent credit card companies from marketing their products on public university and community college campuses.

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Big changes to Illinois' gun laws don't happen often. But a growing movement across the country appears to be resonating in the state's General Assembly.
 

Hundreds rallied outside the statehouse calling for stricter gun control. Several in attendance had lost loved ones to gun violence. They wore pins showing the faces of the deceased.

Mary Kay Mace lost her daughter when a gunman opened fire in a Northern Illinois University classroom. The recent high school shooting in Florida happened on the 10th anniversary of her daughter's death.

The Republican floor leader in the Illinois House says a GOP candidate seeking a seat in the General Assembly is unworthy of the post because of his use of sexist and racist language.

An Illinois House committee has delayed voting on plans to change how hospitals receive Medicaid dollars as two Chicago hospitals say a revised formula could force them to close. 

The Republican leader of the Illinois House wants to establish a hotline for helping victims of sexual harassment.

Illinois House Democrats endorsed a ban on firearm trigger-modifications - including bump stocks like those used in the Las Vegas mass shooting. 

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State Senator Chapin Rose says downstate Illinoisans should be concerned about Cook County’s controversial sales tax on sweetened beverages --- even though they don’t have to pay it.

The Illinois House has adopted a resolution vilifying white supremacists.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's determined to fight a "corrupt political machine in Chicago" and its "special deals" as he seeks a second term.

Local school superintendents are telling an Illinois House panel that the changes Gov. Bruce Rauner made to school-funding legislation will hurt their school districts. 

The speaker of the Illinois House has scheduled a vote for Thursday to override the governor's veto of budget package.

A major credit-rating agency has put Illinois under review for a rating downgrade even if lawmakers override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a long-elusive budget deal.

 

Republican State Rep. Chad Hays, of Catlin, says he will not seek reelection for a fifth term in the Illinois House.

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The Illinois House has approved a plan aimed at initiating the sale of a downtown Chicago building housing about 2,200 state employees. The Democrat-majority House voted 67-48 in favor of a proposal to advance the sale of the James R. Thompson Center. 

The Illinois House has approved a plan to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour. But it faces an uphill climb to become law.  A higher minimum wage has been a rallying point for Democrats and labor unions across the country.

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