Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Budget talks put on hold; clemency backlog eliminated

Budget talks suspendedThe six-month stopgap budget that was passed at the end of June will expire on December 31, leaving no budget in place to authorize much of the state’s…

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Stopgap budget expiration nears; state gets carbon sequestration grant

Another week with no budget agreementAs the stopgap six-month budget for the first half of this fiscal year approaches its scheduled expiration on December 31, pressure is growing for top…

Friday, December 9th, 2016
No budget agreement yet; new state Comptroller

Still no budget deal, Governor calls for term limits, property tax freezeLegislative leaders and the Governor met early in the week to discuss the state budget and other legislative items,…

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Two-week veto session concludes; new figures on jobs, pension debt

Fall veto session concludesThe House and Senate adjourned Thursday without passing a budget. The stopgap budget passed back in June will expire on January 1, and the House stands adjourned….

Friday, November 18th, 2016
New General Assembly; veto session gets underway

Lineup set for new General AssemblyThe members of the 100th Illinois General Assembly will take the oath of office at noon on Wednesday January 11, 2017, in Springfield. The new…

Friday, November 11th, 2016
New Chief Justice; grant for mental health care

Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier New Chief Justice for the Illinois Supreme CourtThe Illinois Supreme Court will now be presided over by Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier of Nashville, in Washington County….

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Illinois school report card issued; Serving Those Who Served

2015-2016 Illinois Report Card now available The Illinois State Board of Education has issued the 2015-2016 Illinois Report Card, the annual report to citizens of Illinois on how each of…

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Unemployment rate holds steady; record high school graduation rate

Unemployment rate holds at 5.5%The September jobs report from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) found a net creation of 7,400 new Illinois payroll jobs for the month. In…

Friday, October 21st, 2016
REAL ID compliance; reducing red tape

Illinois moves closer to REAL ID complianceIllinois is among more than a dozen states considered out of compliance with the 2005 federal law requiring a state ID card (such as…

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Tax revenue declines; help for Illinois businesses

Report indicates tax revenues on the decline The latest monthly revenue report issued by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA), the General Assembly’s nonpartisan budget watchdog office, indicated…

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