Many immigrant rights groups hoped that with a Democrat-controlled Congress — albeit by the smallest of margins — President Joe Biden would deliver comprehensive immigration reform in his first term. But those hopes, too, have faded.
Michael Madigan, the former speaker of the Illinois House and for decades one of the nation’s most powerful legislators, was charged with rack…
Masks --- masks, of all things – are among the most divisive elements in our community, state, country and world.
As the nation has become more urbanized, the percentage of citizens who are directly involved in production agriculture has dwindled, as have their political representatives. The shift has presented farmer-politicians with challenges as well as opportunities.
Demanding what they call “common sense ethics reform,” Senate Republicans plan to take action in addressing unethical behavior by elected public officials.
The Republican legislators again called for the repeal of the SAFE-T Act.
With Republicans hammering the statewide spike in crime as their top election year issue, Democratic state legislators are being forced to def…
“For me, I have a higher calling and I am answering that calling,” said Rush, dean of the state’s congressional delegation.
In May 2013, State Rep. Greg Harris choked back tears on the floor of the Illinois House when he told supporters that he wouldn’t be calling f…
How divided and combative is Congress?
Commentary: A democratic society, if it is to persevere, must be comprised of people with democratic dispositions.
The county executive said lease negotiations would be hurt if county legislators or state lawmakers were given information about the status of bargaining over the stadium.
Legislators unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday that would allow for a 30-day public comment period prior to a vote on a stadium lease agreement.
A resolution sponsored by the minority caucus would require a 90-day period to discuss the proposal and three public hearings.
Under County Executive Mark Poloncarz's 2022 budget proposal, Highmark Stadium would see an investment of $5.3 million, which includes $2.2 million in county borrowing. The rest of the money would come from the state and other sources.
Legislature Chair April Baskin said she has been disappointed by the lack of information from the county administration about what is occurring with negotiations.
Lawmakers on Tuesday approved a do-over of legislative maps that majority Democrats approved and Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed earlier this year.
Illinois Democrats on Tuesday are expected to approve new legislative boundaries over objections from Republicans and some community groups that the process was unnecessarily rushed and maps drawn behind closed doors to keep Democrats in power.
To see the influence Peoria's delegation of lawmakers has in state politics, you need look no further than the progress happening in youth int…
Apple pies and containers of rice and beans were hand delivered to the Springfield offices of U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Darin LaHood Friday ahead of Independence Day. A diverse group wanted to send a message as it asked the legislators to support the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021.
This is an editorial from The Pantagraph editorial board.