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Illinois lawmakers form women's caucus

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — An all-female group made up of 15 Illinois State Senators, from both parties, have come together to address issues of importance to women. 83 more words


Breaking News! Illinois Senate Refuses to Override Governor’s Veto

Inquiry into Illinois Applicant’s Salary Inquiry Remains Lawful – For Now.

Contributed by Noah A. Frank, November 9, 2017

We previously reported that Governor Rauner’s August 25, 2017 veto of HB 2462 amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act related to applicant salary history inquiries was subject to be overridden by the General Assembly.  125 more words


State Sen. Ira Silverstein Accused Of Sexual Harassment

CHICAGO (CBS) — A political activist has accused Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) of sexually harassing her while the two were working on legislation to help crime victims last year. 463 more words


School Funding Plan With Private-Tuition Component Goes To Governor

(CBS) – The Illinois Senate has approved a historic overhaul of the state’s education funding formula.

That means schools will be guaranteed state funding for the year. 332 more words


Illinois Senate Approves School Funding Overhaul

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Senate on Tuesday approved a school funding overhaul that supporters hailed as “historic,” saying it will increase aid to all of the state’s more than 800 districts and eliminate large disparities between rich and poor schools. 508 more words


Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Education Funding Changes; House To Vote Wednesday

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Illinois Senate voted Sunday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of public education funding in Illinois, rejecting changes that would mean hundreds of millions of dollars less for Chicago Public Schools. 330 more words


Illinois Senate overrides Rauner's school funding veto

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois Senate voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of a school funding plan known as Senate Bill 1.

On Sunday, August 13, senators voted 38-19 to override the Republican governor’s changes to the bill. 271 more words