Illinois Legislature

Lawmakers Supports Raises
8:03 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Madigan Throws Support Behind Raising Minimum Wage

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 12:27 pm

  House Speaker Michael Madigan says there is "strong support" in the chamber for a hike in Illinois' minimum wage. That's one of the big issues in the governor's race.

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Illinois Blue Law
2:11 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Sunday Sales Could Benefit Western Illinois Car Dealers

Credit Shankar S. / Flickr Creative Commons

Illinois lawmakers are considering ending the state’s ban on Sunday automobile sales.

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TSPR Local
8:56 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Pension Savings Estimate Lowered — But Is It A Big Deal?

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 5:03 am

A new report (PDF) says Illinois' pension overhaul will save less money than advertised. Some politicians are trying to make hay out of that. But it might not be such a big deal.

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Illinois Legislative Proposal
11:04 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Tax the Rich to Benefit Schools

Michael Madigan

One of the top Democrats in the Illinois legislature is calling for a "millionaire's tax."

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Illinois Legislature
10:36 am
Sun March 16, 2014

Reducing the Number of State Laws Not So Simple

The name “lawmaker” implies someone who helps pass laws.  But some who serve in the role are critical of that part of the job description.

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