Christine Radogno

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The Illinois Senate could take up some lingering issues related to the "grand bargain" budget compromise.

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The Illinois General Assembly left the capital city last week for a two-week spring break — without progress on an annual budget.

The Illinois Senate returns to work a day after acrimony over a failed attempt to reach a budget compromise.


The Illinois Senate returns to Springfield along with a promise of continued work on a budget compromise.


A top Illinois Republican is scrutinizing a new state pension overhaul that would make a state income tax hike permanent. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says several pension proposals are on the table, but there isn't consensus.

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Top Illinois Republicans are joining an effort to provide driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. House Minority Leader Tom Cross and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno are joining former GOP Gov. Jim Edgar today at the state Capitol to announce their support.

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The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t hear an Illinois appeal on new legislative districts, giving no reason for its refusal.  The state’s G.O.P lawmakers say they’re disappointed.  Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno  and House Minority Leader Tom Cross allege the maps were gerrymandered to benefit Democrats and say the redistricting was unconstitutional. Lower courts have so far thrown out their complaints.