Posted: 05/29/2013 - The Illinois Senate sponsor of legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns says "tough stances" on whether local gun laws should be invalidated are holding up a compromise on the issue.
Posted: 05/28/2013 - Another undecided lawmaker is announcing his support of gay marriage.
Posted: 05/28/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn says he favors a Senate plan to allow the carrying of concealed weapons in Illinois.
Posted: 05/27/2013 - The clock is ticking on Illinois lawmakers to wrap up their spring legislative session, with most big issues before them still unresolved.
Updated: 05/27/2013 - The Illinois House has approved a Medicaid expansion to cover low-income adults who don't have children at home.
Updated: 05/27/2013 - The House has approved a plan adding more protections for Illinois consumers who buy a dog or cat at a pet store and find out the pet is gravely ill.
Posted: 05/24/2013 - House and Senate Democrats have agreed on a proposed Illinois budget that would keep education funding at the same level and increase human services spending.
Posted: 05/24/2013 - Virtual charter schools in Illinois are being placed on temporary hold.
Posted: 05/22/2013 - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says legislation allowing the carrying of concealed guns will get a vote Friday.
Posted: 05/21/2013 - Former President Bill Clinton is calling on Illinois lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage.
Posted: 05/21/2013 - The Senate has again approved a plan to address so-called Smart Grid technology over the objection of Gov. Pat Quinn.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - Illinois' largest union has given the final go ahead on a three-year contract with the state.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - An Illinois senator is blaming unnamed "extremists" who oppose legislation to restrict the possession of concealed guns for delaying a vote on the issue.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says lawmakers will need to take "tough positions" to reach a compromise on legislation allowing the carrying of concealed weapons.
Posted: 05/15/2013 - Illinois 17-year-olds would be able to vote in primary elections in some cases under legislation headed for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - Legislation that would help Illinois public school districts merge to save money is headed for Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - The state Assembly has passed a Republican bill that would ensure repeat drunken drivers spend time behind bars.
Posted: 05/13/2013 - The Minnesota Senate has voted to legalize gay marriage, putting the state on the brink of becoming the 12th to allow same-sex couples to marry.