A penny-per-ounce tax on sugary and artificial drinks has been put on hold by a circuit judge who issued a temporary restraining order requested by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and other grocers, according to ABC 7.
House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker are parroting each other again, this time in reference to budget negotiations, the Illinois Republican Party contended in a recent press release.
Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) used House Speaker Michael Madigan's (D-Chicago) property tax bill from 2016 to make his case against an education funding bill that he said is lopsided in favor of Chicago schools.
Illinois has its first budget in more than two years after the House voted on Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of three contentious bills that made it through both chambers in a special extended session.
The Statehouse was on security lockdown earlier today after a substance was allegedly thrown at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office, as well as the Lt. governor's office and the House gallery. Rauner was not in the building at the time of the threat.
The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority recently shared in a Public Safety Committee hearing how the lack of a state budget and no appropriations, along with the state’s recent bond downgrade, will impact professional sports facilities like Soldier Stadium.