Lou Lang (Chicago Tonight)

The 69-year-old from Skokie has joined the lobbying firm Advantage Government Strategies.

“This is a person that did not get what she wanted out of state government,” state Rep. Lou Lang said Thursday, May 31, 2018, of the woman accusing him of harassment.

Longtime state Rep. Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie, is the latest of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s inner circle besieged by fallout from the #MeToo movement.

As legislators in Springfield debate the future of marijuana, some believe there is a major disconnect between Illinois’ laws and shifting public opinion. 

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday announced a pension deal to reform Illinois' troubled state retirement system, but Democratic leaders in the legislature quickly pushed back on the plan. A panel of lawmakers discusses the proposal and whether it has any chance of passing the General Assembly.

The seeds of Illinois’ medical marijuana industry are expected to bloom this fall as more pot dispensaries could get the final green light to open. But some industry observers say there are a couple of major buzzkills facing the state’s program. Tonight we’ll talk about those challenges with the chairman of the trade group Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois and a partner at a law firm representing two dispensaries. 

Illinois Rep. Lou Lang talks about the status of the state’s medical marijuana program, casino gambling, and his recent meeting with new Gov. Bruce Rauner.

We get the latest on pension reform and gambling expansion from Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang.

Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield next week. Can they make any headway in reducing the state's huge fiscal problems in this election year? We hear from four lawmakers.