or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Illinois Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 30, 2014 HB 105 Extends In-Person Early Voting Hours Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(64 - 41)
Yea
May 30, 2014 SB 274 Requires Salary Payments to State Legislators Bill Passed - House
(65 - 48)
Nay
May 29, 2014 HB 5707 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(75 - 40)
Yea
May 28, 2014 SB 741 Establishes Certain Medicaid Coverage Bill Passed - House
(75 - 37)
Nay
May 27, 2014 HB 3836 Amends Lincoln Presidential Library Operations Bill Passed - House
(84 - 29)
Yea
May 15, 2014 HB 6021 2014-2015 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(61 - 55)
Nay
May 15, 2014 SJRCA 75 Requests Constitutional Convention to Ratify Equal Rights Amendment Senate Co-sponsor
April 10, 2014 HB 4075 Establishes Guidelines for Ride Sharing Companies Bill Passed - House
(80 - 26)
Yea
April 8, 2014 SB 1922 Amends the City of Chicago Employee Pensions Bill Passed - House
(73 - 41)
Nay
April 7, 2014 HR 895 Encourages Investigative Hearings about the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Resolution Passed - House
(55 - 51)
Yea
April 2, 2014 SB 2202 Prohibits Smoking on the Campus of Public University Bill Passed - House
(67 - 44)
Yea
Feb. 14, 2014 HB 5707 Requires Schools to Establish Bullying Policies House Co-sponsor
Feb. 4, 2014 SB 1227 Extends the Date for the Governor to Submit the State Budget Bill Passed - House
(62 - 48)
Yea
Dec. 3, 2013 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Conference Report Adopted - House
(62 - 53)
Yea
Nov. 6, 2013 SB 1523 Amends Pension Code Bill Passed - House
(87 - 26)
Yea
Nov. 5, 2013 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed - House
(61 - 54)
Yea
July 9, 2013 HB 183 Authorizes the Concealed Carry of Firearms Veto Override Passed - House
(77 - 31)
Nay
May 28, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(69 - 48)
Yea
May 27, 2013 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Bill Passed - House
(67 - 49)
Yea
May 27, 2013 SB 26 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House
(63 - 55)
Nay
May 22, 2013 SB 2356 Increases Speed Limit on Non-Urban Highways Bill Passed - House
(85 - 30)
Yea
May 22, 2013 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Veto Override Passed - House
(71 - 41)
Nay
May 2, 2013 SB 1 Amends State Employees' Pension Plans Bill Passed - House
(62 - 51)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 1 Authorizes the Use of Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House
(61 - 57)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 226 Authorizes 17 Year Olds to Vote in Primary Elections Bill Passed - House
(95 - 22)
Yea
April 17, 2013 HB 2675 Expands Sex Education Curriculum Bill Passed - House
(66 - 52)
Yea
April 16, 2013 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor Bill Passed - House
(89 - 26)
Nay
April 11, 2013 HJRCA 18 Repeals the Position of Lieutenant Governor Joint Resolution Passed - House
(83 - 28)
Yea
March 21, 2013 HB 1165 Establishes Cost of Living Adjustments in Pensions Bill Passed - House
(66 - 50)
Yea
March 21, 2013 SB 9 Increases Utility Rates Bill Passed - House
(86 - 28)
Nay
March 7, 2013 SB 622 Increases Physician License Fees Bill Passed - House
(65 - 49)
Nay
March 1, 2013 HB 1247 Prohibits Using a Hand-Held Cell Phone While Driving Bill Passed - House
(64 - 46)
Yea
Feb. 20, 2013 HB 2404 Amends Definition of Delinquent Minor House Co-sponsor
Feb. 13, 2013 SB 1639 Requires Reimbursement for the Sale of Unhealthy Pets Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 9, 2013 SB 10 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Senate Co-sponsor

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

Back to top