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The Republican leader of the Illinois House wants to establish a hotline for helping victims of sexual harassment.

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Illinois' legislative leaders are set to continue negotiations on a possible solution to the state's school funding impasse.


House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a scheduled Illinois House session that was to vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill.

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The Illinois House speaker says the chamber will take a vote next week on overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding plan.


A package of legislation aimed at ending a two-year Illinois budget standoff is back to the House.

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Illinois lawmakers have adjourned their regular legislative session without approving a spending plan for the third consecutive year.

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Illinois House members are picking up education funding reform where they say a commission convened by the governor left off. Lawmakers gathered Tuesday to discuss proposals to revise the way Illinois finances its public schools. 


The Illinois House has again canceled plans to convene for a weekly session Wednesday.

House Speaker Michael Madigan released a statement saying that rank-and-file groups of lawmakers continue to make progress on negotiations toward a budget deal.  

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's prepared to pass a "meaningful" pension reform bill, and he hopes it will happen before the end of the year.

The Democrat says legislative leaders are waiting for actuaries to crunch numbers on some proposals they're considering.

The House Personnel and Pensions Committee yesterday approved a measure that lawmakers could amend with a pension deal.


Illinois' top Democratic legislative leaders are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to reject Governor Pat Quinn's appeal of a lawsuit over legislative pay.

Quinn halted lawmakers' pay in July until pension reform was achieved. A Cook County Circuit Court judge ruled last month that the move was unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to be sent back pay, with interest. An appeal is being reviewed by the state Supreme Court.