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Illinois Moves to Downgrade Pot Possession to a Fine

Legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has passed the Illinois Senate.

05/21/2015

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Multiple DUI Offenders Could Have Another Chance at Driving

Some lawmakers say there are some drivers who should have driving privileges.

05/20/2015

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Bill Regulating In-Car Smoking in Illinois Fails

State Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored a bill he said intended to protect children from second-hand smoke.

05/04/2015

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Ill. Moves Closer to Allowing Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms

The measure, which now moves to the Illinois Senate, would allow families to pay for installation of video equipment in residents’ rooms.

04/22/2015

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Illinois Senate Approves Equal Rights Amendment

The resolution is part of an ongoing effort to amend the U.S. Constitution to say rights cannot be deprived based on sex.

05/23/2014

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Ill. Senate Adjourns Without Tax Plan Vote

Progressive income tax vote likely won’t make November ballot.

04/29/2014

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Clergy Letter Asks Ill. House to OK Gay Marriage

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.

11/04/2013

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Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn’s Veto on Energy Bill

The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.

05/22/2013

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Ill. Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition Limit

The Executive Committee voted 12-3 on legislation to ban the delivery, sale or transfer of ammunition feeding devices of more than 10 rounds after emotional testimony.

05/21/2013

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Illinois Legislature Sends Medical Marijuana Bill to Gov. Quinn

The 35-21 Senate vote was much less narrow than a 61-57 vote in the Illinois House last month.

05/17/2013

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