Champaign will hire a consulting firm to help it recruit more, and more diverse, police officer candidates.
The Champaign City Council voted Tuesday night to hire a consulting firm to help it attract more, and more diverse police officers.
The legislation that legislative Democrats were hoping to pass Tuesday would make Illinois the latest state to pursue abortion rights protections since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last June.
Assault weapons to be banned in Illinois: House passes bill — and Pritzker vows to sign it ‘immediately’
“The people of the great state of Illinois have been waiting decades for legislation just like this,” said bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Morgan, D-Deerfield. “Let them wait no longer.”
Suburban Republican says party has moved too far right.
The legislation, which needs final Illinois House approval, would ban the sale, manufacture and delivery of assault rifles like the one used to kill seven people in Highland Park.
From free college to universal preschool, Gov. JB Pritzker pledges a second-term ‘agenda as ambitious and bold as our people are’
Pritzker also vowed to “fight against a rising tide of hate,” protect women’s reproductive rights and finally get the assault weapons ban passed.
State Rep. Tom Bennett of Gibson City was chosen Saturday by local Republican party chairs to fill the state Senate vancy in the 53rd District that was created by the resignation of Jason Barickman.
Madigan is accused of leading a “criminal enterprise” for nearly a decade designed to enhance his political power and generate income for his allies and associates.
Nikki Budzinski is starting her first term in Congress as a member of the minority party. But, despite that, and despite qualms about expected changes to House rules, the Springfield Democrat says she still hopes to work with Republicans on legislation that helps working people.
On January 9, 2023, Governor JB Pritzker and 6 other leaders were sworn-in in Springfield.
The Senate will consider that legislation Sunday night. Pritzker’s request expanded to include raises in the 10% range for six constitutional officers and a $13,000-a-year raise.
Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his electoral defeat have stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace, just a week after the inauguration of his leftist rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
City of Champaign Township Assessor Paul Faraci will serve as the next state senator in Illinois’ 52nd District.
Bill contains legal protections for providers, out-of-state patients.
Pritzker expresses support, watches debate from House chamber.