As the fiscal year started July 1 in Illinois without a full budget, the Better Government Association (BGA) offered an interactive timeline detailing how the budget impasse began and progressed from the beginning of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term in January 2015.
Illinois has its first budget in more than two years after the House voted on Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of three contentious bills that made it through both chambers in a special extended session.
The Statehouse was on security lockdown earlier today after a substance was allegedly thrown at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office, as well as the Lt. governor's office and the House gallery. Rauner was not in the building at the time of the threat.
Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider decried a move by House Speaker Michael Madigan to pass an income tax increase without offering reforms as the state's fiscal year began.
Charles Thomas, former political reporter for ABC 7 in Chicago is now the founder of a new website called the Chicago Drum which he hope will change the narrative regarding the black community in Illinois.
Lawmakers need to be more sensitive to religious freedom and core Christian beliefs, a spokeswoman for the group that organized "Rock the Rotunda for Religious Freedom" in the Illinois Capitol rotunda on June 28 told the Sangamon Sun.