Illinois House

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Illinois House minority leader Tom Cross is telling his Republican colleagues today he plans to run for Illinois treasurer. 

Chelsey Fulbright / WNIJ

Illinois House Republicans are pushing a proposal that aims to reduce higher education costs for middle-class students.

Republican lawmakers in the Illinois House say the state could save a lot of money by tightening welfare rules. They unveiled a package of reforms at Memorial Hall in Rockford Wednesday. 

Illinois House Rejects Concealed Carry Bill

Apr 19, 2013
state of Illinois

A concealed carry measure supported by the National Rifle Association was defeated in the Illinois House Thursday. It was the latest attempt by lawmakers to comply with a court order that they pass a law permitting people to carry guns in public.

School Consolidation Bill Gains Momentum

Mar 25, 2013

Consolidating school districts would become easier if a measure that made it through the Illinois House becomes law. It would allow school boards to dissolve districts with less than 750 students. Voters usually have to approve a referendum before a district can dissolve, which prepares it to combine with another district.

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