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Illinois legislature

Bill Brady
Seth Perlman, File / AP

Illinois lawmakers took some steps to address to government corruption this week, but they didn't take action on a bill state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington and other Republicans were pushing.

Karla Bailey-Smith speaks at podium
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Democrat Karla Bailey-Smith of Bloomington made her official 2020 campaign announcement Thursday in the race for Illinois’ 88th House District.

Barickman: State Action Needed On Vaping

Sep 13, 2019
Jason Barickman
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

After the Trump administration this week vowed to ban flavored e-cigarettes, one state senator from Bloomington is saying Illinois shouldn't wait for federal action.

 Elliot Richardson speaking
Mary Cullen / WGLT

The leader of the Small Business Advocacy Council said the near 800 day-long state budget impasse set small businesses up for a rocky relationship with Illinois government.

Jason Barickman and John Walsh
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman said he will co-sponsor a 2019 measure to legalize cannabis.

Ruth Greenwood
Campaign Legal Center

Every 10 years, the majority party in each state redraws district lines. Parties often pack or crack districts to allow them a majority of votes, a process known as gerrymandering.