The weekly recap from the Capitol featuring Pritzker signing new legislative maps.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Friday a revised map of General Assembly boundaries designed to ensure Democrats keep control of the Illinois House and Senate through the decade, starting with next year’s elections.
As President Joe Biden acknowledged difficulties in selling his economic agenda to a distracted public, the White House enlisted Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday to pitch a plan that includes one idea familiar in Illinois — higher taxes for the wealthy.
The former head of a state agency that was reviewing whether then-President Donald Trump was due a $1 million property tax refund for his Chicago skyscraper violated the law by deleting computer files from his official account while facing an inspector general investigation, according to a report released Thursday.
Democrat Jeff Deppe has announced his candidacy for state Representative, Illinois House District 72.
The Illinois House on Thursday voted to accept changes to an ethics bill that Gov. J.B. Pritzker had requested, paving the way for it to become law once the governor signs it.
In a move that appeared to catch majority Democrats by surprise, Illinois House Republicans rejected an ethics proposal tweaked by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and are using the resignation of the General Assembly’s top watchdog to push for what they argue are more meaningful anti-corruption measures.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday endorsed ethics legislation that aims to take on Illinois’ pervasive culture of political corruption, but used his amendatory veto power to return it to the legislature to correct what he said was a confusing “technical drafting error” that prevented him from signing it into law.
Barely a month and a half ago, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced his bid for reelection after waiting for a point where there was notable easing of the pandemic that had defined his governorship and made his handling of the crisis the central theme of his campaign.
Ten months before Illinois’ 2022 primary elections, Democrats from across the state descended on the capital city for the annual political events that coincide with the Illinois State Fair as an election kickoff.
Lawmakers will head back to the Capitol on Tuesday, Aug. 31, to consider changes to the legislative maps that Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law earlier this year.
Haine was in the Illinois Senate for 16 years, retiring in 2018. He was later appointed to the Illinois State Board of Elections and was serving on that board at the time of his death on Aug. 16. He was 77.
Former St. Clair County Sheriff and Illinois Lt. Gov. David C. O'Neal, who also served in positions under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, has died.
A "new day" of cooperation and collaboration between Democrats and Republicans promised by Illinois House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch in January has begun. Or it hasn't. It all depends on whom you ask in the chamber or in the governor's office.
Under the act, if voters of a municipality pass a rent control referendum, the municipality would be considered exempt from the state’s blanket ban on rent control policies, allowing the local government to set caps on rent prices.
An Illinois Supreme Court decision Wednesday clarified that the state election code prohibits a person from collecting signatures for both a party candidate in a consolidated primary and an independent candidate in the consolidated general election that follows.
Republican former Illinois U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling was remembered Wednesday for his optimism and work ethic and for being a poor kid raised in the West End of Rock Island who lacked a college degree but would go on to walk the halls of Congress.
Here's what you missed this week in Illinois government news:
Former Central Illinois Republican congressman Ray LaHood has acknowledged to federal prosecutors that he failed to disclose a $50,000 loan he received through a wealthy Lebanese-Nigerian businessman during his tenure as U.S. Transportation secretary in President Barack Obama’s administration.
The bill is expected to go to the floor of the House by the end of May.
The top Republican in the state Senate has introduced a bill to shield health care providers and others from being held responsible for injuries or deaths related to COVID-19 exposure.
Former Illinois state Sen. Annazette Collins was indicted Wednesday on federal charges alleging she underreported income from her lobbying and consulting firm and and failed to file federal income taxes.
Businessman Gary Rabine on Tuesday announced he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2022, becoming the third candidate to officially enter the field.