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  • Madigan postpones millionaire tax bill after failed vote

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's effort to impose a new income tax on millionaires has stalled.
  • Illinois moves to downgrade pot possession to a fine

    Legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana is headed to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. The Illinois Senate voted 37-19 Thursday to make possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana a civil violation punishable by fines...

    Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form

    Rauner puts parts of agenda into bill form
    With just 10 days remaining in the spring legislative session, Gov. Bruce Rauner has finally put large parts of his so-called Turnaround Agenda into bill form, a move that follows months of criticism by Democrats who argued there was no way to vet his...

    Rauner 'Turnaround' tour not producing results so far

    Rauner 'Turnaround' tour not producing results so far
    In the months leading up to the showdown unfolding at the Capitol, Gov. Bruce Rauner spent much of his time touring Illinois, trying to create a groundswell of support for the pro-business wish list he hopes to push through a legislature run by...

    Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes

    Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes
    The Illinois legislature joined the movement to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot, passing a measure Thursday that would bar arrest for the offense. Carrying small amounts of marijuana would result in a fine instead of an arrest under...