Members of the 101
Illinois General Assembly were sworn into office on Wednesday, January 9
in Springfield. Leadership will look much the same as House Speaker Michael J. Madigan will continue to lead the Democrat majority in his chamber while Senate President John Cullerton remains to lead the Democrat majority in the Senate. Bolstered by decisive electoral victories in November, the comfortable margins now afford "supermajorities" for leaders in both chambers, likely enabling fairly smooth passage of a Democrat legislative agenda this spring.