James Heiple, a former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, has died from complications following a brain hemorrhage, the court announced Wednesday.
"It was a sobering moment to vote in support of impeachment today; to walk over to the U.S. Capitol, our symbol of democracy, and recall the violent insurrection we witnessed here just one week ago. This is not a vote I took lightly, but a vote I took confidently. I'm at peace," said Rep. Kinzinger.
What is surprising--and frustrating--is that a bill designed to educate Illinois children about the dangers of sexting remains bottled up in Springfield.
Springfield lawmakers on Wednesday passed a wide-ranging police reform bill that bans chokeholds, dramatically scales back use of force and eradicates cash bail.
The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch for the job and pushing aside Michael Madigan after he was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.
West suburban State Representative Chris Welch is emerging as a front-runner in the contest to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday he would suspend his campaign for a 19th term in the leadership post amid fading support from fellow Democrats, largely because of a federal bribery investigation that’s implicated him.
Republican State Rep. Darren Bailey collapsed on the floor of the Bank of Springfield Center on Sunday, but got up and on to a gurney on his own. A colleague says Bailey has been having "gastrointestinal issues."
The previously unimaginable showdown looming over leadership of the Illinois House of Representatives, occasioned by scandal around the once-invincible Speaker Michael Madigan, recalls a drawn-out debacle 45 years ago that burned through two weeks and 93 votes before lawmakers settled on a surprise compromise.
A freshman Republican congresswoman from downstate Illinois apologized Friday for knowingly quoting Adolf Hitler during a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol this week.
While dozens have been arrested in connection to Wednesday’s violent mob at the U.S. Capitol, there is outrage over the treatment of those involved.
A growing number of Democrats called Thursday for the resignation of U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, a newly sworn-in Republican who quoted Adolf Hitler at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol this week.
In Chicago, crowds gathered outside of Trump Tower Wednesday calling for peace and acceptance of the election results.
Many Illinois politicians released statements following chaos and riots that erupted at the U.S. Capitol.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois drew swift criticism from fellow Republicans Wednesday for quoting Adolf Hitler in a speech a day earlier outside the U.S. Capitol.
New laws for the state of Illinois and city of Chicago have officially gone into effect.
Republican state Sen. Bill Brady, who stepped down as Republican leader in the Senate as efforts were made to oust him from the post, on Thursday announced his retirement from the General Assembly.
Gov. Pritzker announced on Thursday that 492,129 non-felony cannabis related arrest records have been expunged at the state level by the Illinois State police
Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered roughly $700 million in budget cuts Tuesday, saying Illinois faces a $3.9 billion shortfall fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
An Illinois House committee on Monday ended its consideration of a breach of trust claim against House Speaker Michael Madigan, voting down further proceedings that could have led to discipline against the powerful Chicago Democrat.