The proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples will get a committee hearing but there aren’t currently enough votes to pass it on the floor.
Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon urged Illinoisans to contact their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of the legislation.
The bill that would have allowed a private company to discriminate by not hiring smokers. They upheld the governor’s veto of the bill.
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.
The plan to cut into a $750 million backlog in park maintenance and repairs now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn.
The Senate voted 49-4 to override Quinn’s legislation to prohibit the sale or possession of semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines and .50-caliber guns.
John C. Bambenek, a Champaign resident who’s now running for the state Senate, is suing the state Board of Elections over the amendment.
Proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.
Illinois’ rape crisis centers are closer to getting a new source of funding – from clubs where people take off all their clothes and dance.