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Sparks fly when sports board hires Quinn aide as new leader

Quinn’s days as gov. numbered, but job not over

Though Gov. Pat Quinn’s days as Illinois’ chief executive are numbered, the governor has not thrown in the towel just yet.

Lawmakers pass bill stopping pensions for felons

Same-day voter registration bill sent to the Senate

The Illinois Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to SB172, clearing the way for final legislative approval from the full Senate. The bill, which would make permanent Illinois’ same-day voter registration pilot program, was approved by the House earlier on Wednesday with a 70-44 vote.


Compromise ridesharing bill passes House, heads to Senate

Senate panel OKs automatic rate hikes for Ameren

As Chicago increases minimum wage, state lawmakers seek compromise on hike

As the City Council approved an ordinance increasing Chicago’s minimum wage on Tuesday, state lawmakers worked to reach a compromise before the end of the fall veto session on a proposal to elevate the minimum wage throughout the state.

Chicago aldermen voted 44-5 during a special session on Tuesday to approve a minimum wage increase sponsored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The measure mandates that the city’s wage be gradually elevated from the statewide rate of $8.25 per hour to $13 per hour by 2019.


Rauner: State budget full of ‘booby traps,’ ‘gimmicks’

Rauner to travel to Washington this week

Minimum wage question looms over lawmakers' final session