Restaurants, Hotels Call For Reopening Plan

SPRINGFIELD – Officials from the hotel, restaurant and convention industries told a state Senate panel Thursday that they need a clear plan for how they will be allowed to reopen as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, warning that without such a plan, many will go out of business permanently. “We need to know… a strategy, we […]

Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Resigns Seat

SPRINGFIELD  — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has resigned from the seat he’s held for the last 50 years effective Thursday. Madigan went from being the longest-serving House Speaker in the nation to a mere state representative on Jan. 13 — the day he passed his Speaker’s gavel to Chris Welch, who makes history […]