SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Springfield on Thursday banned leaders of the Illinois General Assembly from receiving Holy Communion at local churches because of their involvement in abortion legislation approved last week...
It’s easy to criticize longevity in politics. “Career politician” is a pejorative for a reason. But there’s a big difference between persistent public service and a political machine.
Unfortunately, the latter has won out in the Illinois General Assembly.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget "as unworkable as it is unconscionable," suggesting the Republican try again to draft a balanced spending plan that doesn't disproportionately hurt people who are struggling to get ahead.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A journalist in residence at the conservative Illinois Policy Institute has appealed a federal court's guarded dismissal of his lawsuit that claimed state legislative leaders wrongly denied him a media credential for the General Assembly.