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Madigan chooses House replacement from his Chicago ward

SPRINGFIELD – Former state Rep. Michael Madigan, 78, handpicked his successor on Sunday when he voted to fill the House seat he resigned from...

Lawsuits over indoor dining ban proceed as all regions reopen

SPRINGFIELD — Although the governor’s latest indoor dining ban has been lifted in all areas of the state, some lawsuits brought by restaurants challenging...

Permanent vote-by-mail expansion moves to House floor

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The House Executive Committee advanced an election bill that would make permanent some of the expansions to mail-in...

State veterans affairs director resigns in aftermath of deadly COVID-19 outbreak

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Linda Chapa LaVia announced her resignation Monday following a contentious House committee...

Small business grant program ends, paying out more than $275 million

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The grant program for small businesses owners in Illinois who suffered losses during the pandemic has run out...

Riots in Congress bring state Capitol security concerns into focus

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Just two days after hundreds of rioters broke through police barricades and vandalized the halls of Congress, Illinois...