Lawmakers tweak mandatory minimum gun bill

Nov 6, 2013

Illinois lawmakers are whittling down legislation that would increase the minimum prison time for some people convicted of illegal gun use.  

Judge ruling: state lawmakers should get paid

Sep 27, 2013

A Cook County judge had harsh words Friday for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, saying state lawmakers should get their paychecks again.  IPR’s Tony Arnold explains.

No August paychecks for state lawmakers

Jul 25, 2013

Illinois lawmakers will not get their paychecks for the month of August.  

IL Lawmakers continue pension talks

Jul 11, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn may have rebuffed legislators' efforts at finding a pension solution and cancelled their pay.  But lawmakers key to negotiations are continuing talks anyway.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports: 

When the Governor cut legislators' salaries as a sort of punishment for their not passing a measure to bring down the state's pension costs, he didn't pick and choose. There was no mercy for legislators who had voted for controversial pension plans - including one Quinn had supported - but which didn't fully advance. Nor did he make an exception for the legislators who've attended countless meetings as part of special panels formed by the Governor.

Legal questions for cutting lawmakers' pay

Jul 10, 2013

Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's bold move Wednesday to strike legislators' salaries out of the state budget.  It's an unprecedented one --- though somewhat similar to an action taken by Quinn's predecessor, Rod Blagojevich.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:

State lawmakers to return for special session

Jun 6, 2013

Illinois lawmakers will be back in Springfield later this month as Governor Pat Quinn has called a special session. The governor said he wants legislators to, quote, "finish their job for the people of Illinois", and reach a deal on pension reform.  IPR’s Chris Slaby has more: 

IL concealed carry talks continue

May 29, 2013

Legislators are continuing to negotiate as they seek an agreement on concealed carry legislation.

Lawmakers consider creating state Highway Commission

Apr 3, 2013

  The annual ICAT transportation conference included a panel on state funding for  transportation projects. Some state lawmakers say there are better ways to fund infrastructure projects than by passing an occasional massive construction bill. Democratic senator Martin Sandoval chairs the senate transportation committee.  He says he supports forming an independent highway commission to regulate infrastructure funding like other utilities: