On Wednesday, July 1, the Illinois Senate passed a one-month temporary budget by a vote 37-0. View an interactive graphic of how each senator voted.
Voter turnout in Chicago is expected to be around 16 percent for the March Primary Election, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. The low turnout benefited the debut of electronic poll books in Chicago's precincts. Read an article.
The Chicago School Board voted to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program in the largest shutdown in U.S. history.
The Illinois Senate approved President John Cullerton's pension reform deal by 40-16. See how Senate members voted in our interactive graphic.
View our interactive graphic to see how Illinois Senate members voted on pension bill SB0001.