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Senate President Cullerton to retire Senate President Cullerton to retire

Senate President Cullerton to retire

Senate President John Cullerton will resign from the General Assembly sometime in January, he told his caucus in a meeting after the fall veto session concluded Thursday. The Chicago Democrat spent almost 40 years in the General Assembly, first serving in the House before moving to the Senate. He was elected president of that chamber in 2009, and one of his tasks was presiding over the impeachment trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Lawmakers adjourn with no Chicago casino fix Lawmakers adjourn with no Chicago casino fix

Lawmakers adjourn with no Chicago casino fix

Illinois lawmakers adjourned the fall veto session Thursday without voting on a bill to clear the way for development of a Chicago casino, despite last-minute efforts to get one through the House. Instead, they passed a measure that makes only technical changes to the massive gambling expansion bill they passed this spring.

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