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  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional amendments have even landed on the ballot.
  • State lawmakers focus on pension reform

    State lawmakers focus on pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD — With time running short in the lame-duck session, state lawmakers on Sunday dropped hot-button issues dealing with guns and marijuana but kept alive hopes of reforming pensions and giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants....

    Driver's license plan for illegal immigrants advances

     Driver's license plan for illegal immigrants advances
    A bill to give illegal immigrants in Illinois a chance to get a special license to drive cleared another hurdle today, winning approval in a committee and moving one step away from the governor’s desk. Sponsoring Rep. Eddie Acevedo, D-Chicago,...

    Assault weapons ban debate starts in Springfield

    Assault weapons ban debate starts in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois lawmakers today opened a heated debate on whether an assault weapons ban should be approved, a discussion that featured an early clash between a sheriff's association that opposes the measure and the Chicago police and the Quinn...

    Lawmakers send Illinois Dream Act bill to Quinn

    In a move to help the children of undocumented residents in Illinois afford college, the House on Monday sent Gov. Pat Quinn the Illinois DREAM Act.   The measure, which passed the House 61-53, would create a fund established through private donations...