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 By Sarah Mansur    News

Lawmakers could redraw Illinois Supreme Court districts

Drawing new district lines for state and federal elections is the main focus for lawmakers when they begin the redistricting process every 10 years. But Illinois Democrats, who cont... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

LaSalle investigation prompts legislation strengthening inspectors general

Lawmakers representing the LaSalle Veterans' Home, including Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, unveiled new legislation that would allow inspectors general of state agencies to subpoena... — Updated 5/10/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

Springfield Republican calls out Democrats for placing bill 'on review'

Republican Rep. Tim Butler on Thursday accused the new Democratic leadership in the state House of Representatives of preserving practices from previous leadership which Republicans say unfairly benefits the majority party. “So,... — Updated 4/25/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

Expansion of vote by mail, curbside voting will head to governor

A bill to expand the use of vote-by-mail and curbside voting in future elections passed the Illinois Senate Thursday, meaning it needs only a signature from the governor to become... — Updated 3/25/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

Madigan resigns from Illinois House effective immediately

Former House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, 78, announced Thursday he will step down from the state House of Representatives after 50 years in office. "I leave office at peace with my... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

Pritzker issues statewide disaster proclamation amid winter storms

Dangerous sub-zero temperatures and massive snow accumulation across Illinois prompted Gov. JB Pritzker to issue a disaster proclamation for the entire state on Tuesday. "I have... — Updated 2/18/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

National Guard sent to help staff at LaSalle, two other veterans homes

Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday his administration has requested the help of the Illinois National Guard at three of four state-run veterans homes, including two homes that are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. Pritzker said the... — Updated 12/10/2020

 
 By Sarah Mansur    Sports

State, IHSA have different plans for winter sports

The private organization that governs high school sports in the state voted Wednesday to begin the basketball season next month - defying the new guidance for winter sports that... — Updated 12/10/2020

 
 By Sarah Mansur    News

Failed 3rd District retention is first ever in state Supreme Court's history

SPRINGFIELD – For the first time since Illinois adopted judicial retention elections in 1964, an Illinois Supreme Court justice lost a retention bid to stay on the state's... — Updated 12/10/2020

 

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