Government - State
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday vetoed a plan to increase electricity rates by up to $70 million — a proposal that Commonwealth Edison Co. had pitched as a way to get electrical grid modernization back on track.
CHICAGO – Visitors to the nation’s third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be on their agenda, too.
The Illinois House has passed a far-reaching pension reform package muscled through by Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan.
State legislators have one month left in which to tackle legislation before the end of the spring session.
SPRINGFIELD – A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois – clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino – was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.
It will lower property tax bills starting in ’14
CHICAGO – An Illinois state senator accused of trying to board a Washington, D.C.-bound flight with a gun pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday and was sentenced to community service.