A non-binding referendum showed 64% of voters approved of Illinois adding an extra surcharge on millionaires' income.  

Legislation that Democrats say would freeze the amount of property taxes collected won support on the Illinois House floor. 

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he wants to change the Illinois constitution.  That’s in light of today’s Supreme Court decision striking down the state’s pension law.

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon stopped in Peoria Wednesday to announce her support for a statewide effort to change the way political districts are drawn. “Yes! for Independent Maps” is aiming to get a constitutional amendment question on the November 2014 ballot to have an independent commission determine boundaries.  The goal is to make Illinois legislative district boundaries less politically driven and more compact and contiguous. Simon says the amendment aims to make political boundaries more consistent: