Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s crusade against soda has met another failure, as Chicago voted to end its taxation Wednesday.
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) has disbursed tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to his wife this year, bringing her total compensation to more than $400,000 since she first appeared on his campaign’s payroll.
Democratic lawmakers voted 71-42 to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a $5 billion tax hike on Thursday.
The Illinois State Capitol reopened Thursday afternoon after it was placed on lockdown for multiple hours after someone threw an unidentified substance at the governor’s office.
The Illinois General Assembly is going to miss its midnight deadline to pass a budget.
J.B. Pritzker, the Democratic billionaire currently running for governor of Illinois, sought an appointment to public office in 2008 from then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D.), according to conversations captured by secret FBI wiretaps.
The Illinois House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would create strict new regulations for gun dealers on Tuesday.
Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker, who was named one of the world’s wealthiest people on Monday and has launched an exploratory committee to run for governor of Illinois, once pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of writing a bad check.
The Illinois legislature rejected a bill on Tuesday that would recognize former Illinois Senator and President Barack Obama’s birthday as a state holiday.
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.) was handcuffed for a short period of time on Monday after refusing to leave a meeting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Chicago.