An elected Chicago school board also remains unfinished legislative business in Springfield as the Senate is set to reconvene later Tuesday.
The measure changing requirements for a Firearm Owners Identification, or FOID card, still needs approval from the Senate and the governor. It passed the Illinois House over Republicans’ objections.
The newly-drawn political districts could cement Democrats’ control over the state legislature and the state Supreme Court. They still need approval from Gov. JB Pritzker.
Chicago’s Orthodox Jewish and North Lawndale neighborhoods see changes that Democrats say were motivated by community input; GOP calls move “dishonest.“
With bitter partisan labor fights in the recent past, several Illinois Republicans now side with Democrats to support a pro-union change to the state constitution.
Tim Mapes, once the chief of staff to the state’s most powerful politician, faces federal perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
Democrats are aiming to maintain their 4-to-3 sway on the state’s Supreme Court, after a Democratic justice lost his retention bid in November.
From clean energy to ethics to an elected Chicago school board, Illinois lawmakers are expected to take up some major issues in the next week before their scheduled May 31 adjournment.
The new maps are the result of exclusively Democratic control over the redistricting of Illinois’ legislative seats. Republicans are already firing back.
‘The Last Anti-Abortion Law On Illinois’ Books’: Lawmakers Hope To Eliminate Parental Notice Requirement
With the Supreme Court set to consider a Mississippi law challenging Roe v. Wade, Illinois lawmakers look to eliminate a law requiring parental notification before a minor gets an abortion.