The 5-4 vote approving a controversial pension bill in an Illinois House committee Tuesday night didn’t seem to surprise the standing room-only crowd.But the debate gave labor leaders and lawmakers their first chance in months to toss verbal jabs.The bill would require current state workers, teacher
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.
On this week's episode of the WBEZ political podcast The Best Game in town, we talk taxes, from Springfield to the race for Chicago mayor. First, Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky takes us behind the scenes as the deal went down to raise taxes in Illinois.