This page is displayed on days and at times when the Senate
is not in session. The audio/video capabilities are activated
when session actually begins. This process may take a few minutes.
It may be necessary for you refresh/reload your screen at the
Illinois General Assembly home page in order to access the activated link to
the audio. Remember also that once the media player loads on your PC,
you will have another 20-30 seconds of waiting while the data is buffering
(depending on the speed of your connection to the Internet).
This live session audio/video broadcast is the property of
the Illinois General Assembly. Any use of this broadcast without
the prior written consent of the Illinois General Assembly is
The time of day that session begins on any given session day
is established by the Senate. Because this time
varies from one day to the next, we do not list the actual time
on this page. In addition, the Senate can and often does delay
convening until preliminary activities such as committee hearings
On the home page you can go to the 'Schedules' link of the Senate and click the 'Senate Daily Calendar' link. This will
give a tentative time that session will begin. Keep in mind that this
time can be changed by the Senate. Also be advised that,
because it is based on the latest legislative activity, the Senate
does not normally prepare the daily calendar for a given session
day until late on the day immediately before.
To find the next scheduled session day, click here