Illinois Senate

6:36 am
Fri December 5, 2014

State Lawmakers Done For The Year

Credit state of Illinois

State legislators are done with their work until Republican Bruce Rauner becomes governor next month. Members of the House finished their work Wednesday, and after a morning of debate, the Senate adjourned yesterday afternoon.  The General Assembly meets over a two year cycle.  This one is coming to a somewhat lackluster close. Though the House declared itself totally done, Senate President John Cullerton is leaving open the possibility of calling legislators back to Springfield. "But it's not anticipated we'll be having any more action.

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5:09 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Illinois Senate Approves Pension Overhaul

Senate President John Cullerton

The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state's pension systems. It comes a week after the House approved a more severe set of benefit cuts.

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Veto Session
4:12 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Illinois Senate Okays Undocumented Immigrant Drivers' Licenses

The Illinois Senate Tuesday approved drivers' licenses for immigrants who came to the U-S illegally. The legislation has bipartisan support.

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8:41 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Around Illinois – June 5

  • Democratic congressional hopeful files petitions
  • Rockford casino not likely to get Quinn’s OK
  • Rockford man gets 37 years for Will County murder
  • Starved Rock hopes for contest windfall
  • Staggered state senate terms assigned

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