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.
Illinois already has a texting-while-driving ban and a total ban on phone use for drivers under age 19.
A year after same-sex couples could get a civil union in Illinois, there’s a bill to make Illinois one of the states sanctioning same-sex marriage.