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Chicago casino bill appears stalled; legalized marijuana clean-up in question Chicago casino bill appears stalled; legalized marijuana clean-up in question

Chicago casino bill appears stalled; legalized marijuana clean-up in question

Two major issues that lawmakers were expected to deal with during the fall veto session stalled Wednesday in the General Assembly. While both chambers of the Legislature still have time to act on the marijuana follow-up measure, Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, conceded Wednesday the Chicago casino bill would not clear both chambers before the scheduled adjournment Thursday.

Pension consolidation bill clears Illinois House, sent to Senate Pension consolidation bill clears Illinois House, sent to Senate

Pension consolidation bill clears Illinois House, sent to Senate

A bill to consolidate 649 suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds into just two cleared the Illinois House Wednesday after negotiators agreed to remove language that just a day earlier had prompted local government officials to withdraw their support. After the vote, Gov. J.B. Pritzker hailed the House’s action as a “huge bipartisan step” toward easing...
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