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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House on Saturday approved adjustments to the tax framework of an expected Chicago casino because its success benefits the whole state, lawmakers from both parties said. more
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive orders shuttering non-essential businesses and workplaces indefinitely is unconstitutional, three business owners and two county officials claim in a lawsuit filed in federal court, because the state has not provided monetary compensation. more
SPRINGFIELD — A pair of health care bills expanding telehealth resources during the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Saturday – with one passing the Senate and the other not being taken up as lawmakers wrapped up their emergency special session. more
SPRINGFIELD — A measure allowing bars and restaurants to serve cocktails to go passed the Illinois Senate unanimously Saturday. more
SPRINGFIELD — The General Assembly on Saturday approved adjustments to the tax framework of an expected Chicago casino because its success benefits the whole state, lawmakers from both parties said. more
SPRINGFIELD – A broad-ranging bill creating a limited oversight panel of the governor’s Restore Illinois plan among other measures passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on Saturday night after its two most controversial provisions were removed in the House. more
SPRINGFIELD – The Senate on early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains tentative depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential congressional action that could send more financial aid to states. The House approved the budget bill late Saturday night. more
SPRINGFIELD — A pair of health care bills expanding telehealth resources during the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Saturday – with one passing the Senate and the other not being taken up as lawmakers wrapped up their emergency special session. more
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers worked into the evening Friday and will return Saturday in hopes of passing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, one of the Senate’s lead budget negotiators, said the package will look similar to the current year’s budget of a little more than $41 billion, although it will rely on borrowing up to $5 billion from the Federal Reserve to make up for a sharp loss in revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is to pay that money back with federal aid to states that lawmakers expect Congress to approve soon. more
SPRINGFIELD — A Republican representative gained an ally in his lawsuit challenging Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s authority to issue successive disaster proclamations. more
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