Springfield bureau chief for Lee Enterprises newspapers, covering Illinois government from the Capitol.
Here's background on Rep. Franks' redistricting proposal: bit.ly/1Tfw4uN
The House had approved Rep. Jack Franks' proposed redistricting amendment. pic.twitter.com/btQx0zpHjH
Sen. Bill Brady's proposal to address succession concerns in amendment to eliminate the lieutenant governor's office defeated in committee
A constitutional amendment to protect transportation funds from being swept for other purposes has passed in Senate Executive Committee.
The $454 million in additional #highered funding would be paid for by forgiving repayment of money borrowed from special funds last year.
It appears the Illinois Senate is working on a new plan to get even more funding to #highered following last month's "stopgap."
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability is recommending against the closure of the Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee.
It's make-or-break time in the General Assembly for many proposed amendments to the Illinois Constitution: bit.ly/1Nj9LFE