Another state lawmaker is targeting weapons like the AR-15, a popular semiautomatic rifle used in the recent Florida school shooting. Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, filed a bill that would ban "assault weapons."
A crime-victims advocate told an Illinois House committee Tuesday that a powerful state senator sexually harassed her last year as they were working together on legislation, causing her so much mental anguish that she dropped 20 pounds and lost her hair.
As the Illinois General Assembly’s spring legislative session comes to a close, Gov. Bruce Rauner has failed win passage of his "Turnaround Agenda." Brian Mackey has this assessment of three of the most common theories as to why.