Gov. Pat Quinn says he's focused on making sure Illinois gets political redistricting maps that are "fair and square."The Chicago Democrat made his comments Friday as lawmakers awaited details on new maps for Illinois House and congressional districts.
Illinois lawmakers have defeated a plan that would allow residents to carry concealed guns. The 'concealed carry' measure needed 71 votes to pass the Illinois House of Representatives, but failed to reach that threshold as 32 lawmakers voted against the proposal on Thursday.Illinois is virtuall
Illinois lawmakers are considering some hot-button measures this week. The state House of Representatives has voted down a medical-marijuana bill and approved an expansion of rights for same-sex couples.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would license nationally certified midwives to attend home births in the state without supervision by a physician or an advanced nurse.The measure’s chief sponsor, state Rep.
The chief sponsor of a measure to allow same-sex civil unions in Illinois says he still thinks his bill will pass. That's even though lawmakers didn't vote on it during their veto session this week.Civil unions are not the same as full marriage.