Senators Meeting Sunday To Elect New President

Rotunda of Illinois State Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Senate will gather in the Capitol Sunday to choose a new president. This is arguably the most important election in Illinois this year, at least in terms of state government and politics. The Senate president has great power over whether legislation is considered — or killed. Because Democrats have […]

Bennett, Other Lawmakers, Voice Concern About “Rape In Champaign” Email

State lawmakers are reacting with alarm to a recently released email that refers to the cover-up of a quote “rape in Champaign”. State Senator Scott Bennett, a Champaign Democrat, says he was shocked and angered by the WBEZ report of a 2012 email from then-lobbyist Michael McClain to two aides in the administration of then-governor […]

Will Illinois Face Another Budget Impasse?

Passing a state budget is arguably the most important thing the Illinois General Assembly does every year — or at least should do every year. After last year’s drama — when a two-year standoff ended with a Republican revolt against Governor Bruce Rauner — it’s an open question about how things will go this year. […]