ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Senator Patricia Van Pelt, a Chicago Democrat, has been removed as a co-sponsor of the bill to legalize recreational cannabis after a report revealed she was selling tickets to her get-rich-quick seminars where she offered investment tips on hot cannabis stocks.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Dozens of social media posts and promotional videos posted online reveal State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, a Chicago Democrat, is looking to cash in on cannabis and go "riding the wave with the rich" in the final days leading up to a highly anticipated vote that could legalize recreational marijuana for adult use in the state.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Two House Democrats publicly announced their opposition to Governor J.B. Pritzker's push for a ballot question that seeks to amend the state's constituition to allow for a progressive or graduated income rate structure.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- A Central Illinois lawmaker who supports legalizing recreational cannabis for adult use says a portion of the plan currently supported by Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker could be a dealbreaker.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- House Democrats Bob Rita (D-Chicago) and Mike Zalewski (D-Chicago) joined Capitol Connection to discuss the latest developments in the effort to legalize sports betting and to expand video gaming in the state.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) joined Capitol Connection to explain how his proposal for a $2.4 billion tax increase could provide a more stable, permanent funding source to repair roads and bridges in the state.
ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- On Wednesday, the state Senate voted to approve a November 2020 ballot question that would allow voters to decide whether or not to abolish the state's flat income tax in the Illinois Constitution.