state legislature

At a stop Wednesday in Decatur, Governor Bruce Rauner indicated he'd let the state go without a budget if Democratic leaders don't bend to his wishes ... and he’ll blame it on the Democrats too.

Last month, Democrats pushed through a budget that spends $4 billion more than the state has. Rauner says he won't sign it ... or talk revenue ... until his pro-business ideas are also passed. The governor says getting the five items on his agenda passed shouldn't be a big deal.

Proposed legislation banning red light cameras in certain Illinois communities is expected to be taken up by the state Legislature.

Chicago aldermen are expected to vote on raising the minimum wage Tuesday. But Illinois lawmakers might not let Chicago go as high as it wants.

House votes to cut Lt. Gov. post

Apr 11, 2013

The Illinois House has voted to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor.Republican Representative David McSweeney of Barrington Hills says the office costs about two-million dollars a year.

"It's an office that is a luxury. I understand if we were sitting a pile of cash, if we had a triple-A bond rating, it would be a different story," says McSweeney.