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Illinois Capitol

Illinois Legislators are Back for Pensions

Illinois legislators are back to work in the Capitol to work on pensions.

06/19/2013

(AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Ill. Senate OKs Bill to Regulate Use of Drones

Democratic Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston is the sponsor of the bill. Biss says his proposal will help maintain people’s reasonable expectation of privacy.

04/18/2013

A U.S. Senate committee called on drone industry experts to testify about the future use of drones in law enforcement. (AFP/Getty/Brendan Smialowski)

Illinois Lawmakers Consider Controls on Drones

At the start of what could be a new era in police surveillance, an Illinois legislator is proposing a limit on how law enforcement agencies can use drones.

04/08/2013

Springfield, IL

Illinois Senate Committee Approves 2 Pension Proposals

Two somewhat similar pension proposals moved out of a top committee Wednesday in hopes of generating momentum on addressing Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension problem.

03/14/2013