News Coverage: Illinois General Assembly


October 07, 2011 @ 7:56 AM

Lawmakers pass on health insurance exchange recommendations


A committee of lawmakers that was expected to tell the Illinois General Assembly how to set up a statewide health insurance exchange is passing the buck, drawing criticism from some business groups and consumer advocates.

October 06, 2011 @ 1:00 AM

State senator in controversial 911 call says she's staying in office, will seek re-election

Chicago Tribune/

Schmidt again apologizes for 'lapse in judgment'State Sen. Suzi Schmidt announced Wednesday that she will stay in office and seek re-election next year, despite recent controversy over her 911 call requesting special treatment during a marital dispute.

  • This just in… Schmidt won’t resign, will run again [The Capital Fax]
  • Embattled State Sen. Suzi Schmidt seeks re-election [Sun-Times]
  • State Sen. Suzi Schmidt Won’t Step Down, Will Run Again [CBS Chicago]
  • Suzi Schmidt enters counseling, says she'll run again [ABC-7]

September 28, 2011 @ 2:00 AM

State lawmakers might not approve a commuter tax

Chicago Sun-Times/

Under the Illinois Constitution, before the city could impose such a tax, it would first need approval from the Illinois General Assembly. Can you think of any reason why any legislator outside the city of Chicago would vote in favor of such a law?

  • LSD Toll Among Budget-Balancing Ideas [NBC-5]

March 25, 2010 @ 9:20 AM

Springfield update: pension reform, Davis' 'taco' trouble and the race for No. 2

Illinois General Assembly quickly passes pension reforms

State legislators swiftly approved a bill that would raise the retirement age for future government employees and force them to wait longer to collect on their pensions. Read more...

March 09, 2010 @ 8:20 AM

Fearing conservative social policies, womens' groups start offensive against Brady

If state Sen. Bill Brady's race against Gov. Pat Quinn comes anywhere as close as his campaign against Kirk Dillard, then one thing is for sure: It won't be womens' groups that push him over the edge.

Nearly eight months before the general election, advocates for abortion rights and equal-pay legislation have formally begun denouncing Brady, the Republican nominee for governor. Read more...

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