Posts Tagged: politics


Illinois prison director steps down after just two months

Stolworthy has agreed to "help during the transition period" to a new director

Illinois Democrats prepare to weigh-in on Governor Rauner’s agenda

House lawmakers soundly defeated Rauner's right-to-work proposal in a symbolic vote last week

Cornejo enters race for Missouri House majority leader

Missouri ( KTRS ) St. Peters Rep. Robert Cornejo has entered what could be a crowded race for Missouri House majority leader. Cornejo announced on Th...

Illinois Senate votes to OK fines for marijuana possession

Illinois ( KTRS ) Legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has passed the Illinois Senate. Lawmakers voted 37-19 Thursday...

Governor Rauner warns legislators of long extra session

May 31 deadline for the Legislature to pass a new state budget and adjourn its spring session is fast approaching

Missouri House majority leader spot open after Diehl resigns

( KTRS ) Missouri House Republicans are vying to become majority leader after the resignation of the former speaker led to a leadership shuffle. Rep. ...

Gay conversion therapy ban passes Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois House has approved a ban on therapy supporters say can change the sexual orientation of young gays. There ...

Judge allows union-fee suit to proceed – without Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A federal judge has allowed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit over union fees paid by non-union workers to proceed R...

Missouri Republican power shaken by scandal, tragedy

The troubles come as the parties are gearing up for the 2016 elections, which feature contests for president, Senate, governor and most of Missouri's ...

Felony charges filed in 2014 initiative petition fraud case

( KTRS ) Four individuals face felony charges over fraudulent signatures on a 2014 initiative petition to put early voting on the Missouri ballot. Col...