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Bloomington-Normal LGBTQ residents and allies told area legislators about their wants and needs Monday night at a virtual town hall to highlight issues still facing the community. They favor certain pieces of legislation, and say they're hoping for lawmaker support.

Donald Trump
Gerald Herbert / AP

President Donald Trump has long been a divisive figure in national politics. Now, he has become one within the Republican Party.

Mike Madigan raising right arm
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In what could become one of the biggest shifts of political power in Illinois in decades, Mike Madigan  announced Monday he's suspending his campaign for Illinois House Speaker.

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Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield in January, staring down a change in House leadership, the economic fallout of the pandemic and unfinished business interrupted by COVID-19.

State Rep. Dan Brady faces a challenge from Democrat Chemberly Cummings this fall in an Illinois House district that includes parts of Bloomington-Normal.

Madigan in a mask
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The Illinois General Assembly passed a $40 billion state budget along party-line votes Saturday night in the House and early Sunday morning in the Senate: 68-44 in the House and 37-19 in the Senate.

Congressman Rodney Davis at a microphone.
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Central Illinois lawmakers have reacted to a lawsuit by a southern Illinois state representative by pointing to what it might influence rather than any legal result it might have.

Dan Brady at mic
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During a public conference call Tuesday night, state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, said his office has been inundated with calls from individuals and businesses looking for help applying for unemployment benefits through the Illinois Department of Employment Security

Republican Bill Brady on the Senate floor
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The head of Illinois Senate Republicans called it “irresponsible” to build a state budget based on revenue from a graduated income tax that voters haven't considered yet.

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Megan McGowan / WGLT

Republican David Paul Blumenshine is casting himself as the true fiscal conservative in his second bid to unseat longtime legislator Dan Brady.