Nine Illinois state representatives approved a bill to use $100 million in state money toward a Barack Obama presidential library. There’s just one thing: There were only five lawmakers at the hearing.
Lawmakers in the Illinois House earned about $661,000 last year in extra pay for serving as officers of various House committees--from armed forces to biotechnology--even though some committees met fewer than five times and a handful met only once. The House pays members who serve as committee
Legislative leaders in Illinois are trying to put together a tax relief package to keep some big companies in Illinois.They have until Thursday to pass a bill that could give more tax incentives to companies like Sears and Chicago-based CME Group, which have threatened to leave the state since the c