The gun dealer licensing bill takes aim at gun shops that sell guns, only to have the buyer turn around and re-sell them to gang members.
Pritzker on Tuesday said the state will initiate the process of restoring the salary steps to employees whose advances had been frozen since 2015.
With former Gov. Bruce Rauner seated in the front row, Pritzker vowed he “won’t hollow out the functions of government.”
After taking the oath of office Monday, Pritzker says he’ll work to get rid of hyper-partisanship, balance a budget and give the middle class a break.
Mitchell served as a state representative of the 26th District and was the youngest member of the Illinois House when he was elected in 2013.
East Jackson Street LLC was created so that Pritzker could personally compensate some of his staff in addition to their government salaries.
House Speaker Mike Madigan named state Rep. Greg Harris his top lieutenant, making Harris the first openly gay House majority leader in state history.
Pritzker will still make money off his investments during his term. But he’ll be removed from decision making and managing his portfolio.
Madigan blamed the outgoing governor for “four long years of character assassination, four long years of personal vilification.”
The lame duck governor opined on Burke, Trump and his own future: “That’s to be determined,” Rauner said when asked about a future run in politics.
State House Speaker Mike Madigan, the longest serving statehouse speaker in the U.S., appeared a lot more relaxed after vanquishing his nemesis.
Outgoing state Rep. Lou Lang said he was unaware of speculation that his daughter may replace him. But he didn’t discourage her from applying.
The embattled alderman made the announcement in a video posted on Facebook and Instagram on Friday afternoon.
The three hires are State Rep. Christian Mitchell, former Chicago Board of Education head Jesse Ruiz and former Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes.
The Legislative Ethics Commission recommended Carol Pope take on the role of investigating complaints involving lawmakers.