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Fantasy and reality: What do Illinois lawmakers know about prisons?
Feb. 18, 2014
Survey results raise questions about state legislators’ knowledge of prisons.
Quinn to sign gay marriage bill
Nov. 6, 2013
A day after the state Legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, Gov. Pat Quinn announced he will sign it within the month.
Illinois House committee OKs fracking regulatory bill
May. 21, 2013
A proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.
IL House committee OKs gay marriage
Feb. 27, 2013
An Illinois House committee narrowly endorsed legislation to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, setting up a showdown on the House floor that could come in a matter of weeks.
After veto session, Quinn's prison cuts stand
Dec. 5, 2012
The Illinois House didn't consider an override vote before adjourning on the last day of veto session.
Jesse White: Punish Smith
Jun. 7, 2012
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says state Rep. Derrick Smith’s colleagues have not moved fast enough to discipline him for allegedly taking a bribe.
Ban on private detention centers stumbles
May. 31, 2012
A plan to block an immigrant facility near Chicago fails in a series of close Illinois House votes.
Bill would push breastfeeding in Ill. hospitals
May. 1, 2012
The measure would require hospitals to develop a policy with guidance from the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, an effort of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.
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