By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Select Committee on Discipline will have its final hearing on possible punishment for indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith on July 19, according to a schedule posted Friday.
The Illinois Capitol By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – Illinois reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court upholding President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and a House legislative committee began looking at possible discipline against a colleague.
By Andrew Thomason Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul legislation Thursday , with the key vote coming from Chief Justice John Roberts .
By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD ― The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the national health-care law Thursday, but justices apparently left some wiggle room for cash-strapped states such as Illinois.
By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – House lawmakers and the attorney for indicted Rep. Derrick Smith disagreed Wednesday on how quickly a committee should move in determining whether Smith should be disciplined by his colleagues.
June 27, 2012 By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – Legislation inspired by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case at Penn State University became law in Illinois on Wednesday. Gov.
By Jayette Bolinski and Stephanie Fryer | Illinois Statehouse News CHICAGO — It’s been more than a month since Chicago hosted the international NATO Summit and its accompanying protesters, but details continue to trickle out about the cost of hosting the two-day event. Meanwhile, businesses downtown and near McCormick Place — the site of the event — have mixed feelings about how the city handled it.
By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News Experts say no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court rules Thursday, look for health care cost to go up.
By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ prepaid college tuition program has lost $68 million in a year, mainly because of the higher cost of tuition statewide. The fund dropped from $1.13 billion a year ago to $1.06 billion at the end of May, despite investments turning a profit.
By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – A House committee charged with determining possible discipline for indicted Rep. Derrick Smith will convene for the first time this week.