Brian Mackey

Illinois Statehouse Reporter

Brian Mackey covers Illinois state government and politics from the WUIS Statehouse bureau. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He can be reached at (217) 206-6020.

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Anyone driving in Illinois after January 1, 2014 must be prepared for some significant changes.

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The Illinois General Assembly has approved sweeping changes to pensions for state employees and Governor Pat Quinn said he will sign the legislation.

Rich Egger

Illinois' pension funds will be getting $100 million in restitution from J.P. Morgan Chase.

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Supporters of same-sex marriage in Illinois have been pushing hard for legalization for the better part of a year.

Springfield will soon have a bit of recent Hollywood history on display.

Rich Egger

The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the so-called "Amazon tax."

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News about Illinois' economy is typically bleak, but at least one outside observer is seeing modest improvement.

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Illinois police departments will be restricted in how they can use drone aircraft under a new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn.

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State funding for education in Illinois has dropped by hundreds of millions of dollars in the past several years.

Members of a bipartisan legislative committee in Illinois remain optimistic they'll eventually agree on how to address the state’s $100 billion pension problem.

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The authors of a new study say a proposal to fix Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension shortfall would undermine the retirement security of government employees

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The Illinois Supreme Court has paved the way for a long-dormant abortion law to finally go into effect.

Illinois lawmakers have repeatedly missed Governor Pat Quinn's deadlines for fixing the state’s pension systems, so he is using his veto power to prevent legislators from getting paid.

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