All three major credit rating agencies have labeled Illinois' financial outlook a "negative." Fitch issued its downgrade Friday. Fitch blames its action on lawmakers' failure to pass a pension overhaul before adjourning Tuesday.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants the state’s ban on concealed carry to be upheld. She is asking all ten judges on the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the ban.
A proposed overhaul cleared a House committee Monday. But the full House adjourned for the day without taking action. Observers say legislative leaders are trying to round up of enough votes for the bill to pass.