One of the amendments would make it a felony for anyone to sell, purchase or transfer a military-style assault weapon.
The measure would force drivers to use hands-free devices or a speaker-phone feature while motoring.
A two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.
Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon urged Illinoisans to contact their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of the legislation.
The Senate will be in session three days, Wednesday through Friday, and the House for three days, next Sunday through Tuesday (Jan. 6-8).
Lawmakers could consider legislation on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, pensions and gay marriage.
State Rep.-elect Derrick Smith says he intends to work “hand in hand” with the lawmakers who voted him out of the House in August.
Proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.
The president of the Illinois Senate is out with his proposal to reform state employees’ pensions.
Voters do not need a reason to vote early in the primaries. The primary election in Illinois is March 20.