Illinois Governor Vetoes Prison Room and Board LawsuitThey proposed the legislation saying the practice is unfair, overly punitive and Illinois collects less from the lawsuits than it costs to pursue them.
Rauner Signs 'Gabby's Law,' New Rules for Treating SepsisGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation named for a 5-year-old Illinois girl that will require hospitals to be better prepared to treat patients with sepsis or septic shock.
New Law Sets Training Standards for Alzheimer's CaregiversThe law takes effect immediately.
Clerk: Some 700,000 Illinois Voters Have Outdated AddressesAutomatic voter registration supporters say Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto means headaches for 700,000 potential Illinois voters.
Rauner Vetoes Automatic Voter Sign-Up, Cites Fraud ConcernsAlthough embracing the concept and pledging to work on revisions, the Republican's veto message battered the plan for what he perceives as weaknesses that invite breakdowns in the system's integrity.
New Illinois Law Bars Gun Ownership Over Restraining OrdersThe Republican governor signed the bill Friday.
Rauner Surprises GOP with Stance on Birth Control, AbortionsOne of bills extends insurance coverage for nearly all contraceptives.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Climb as Program GrowsGov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation last month extending the pilot program until July 2020 and adding two qualifying health conditions post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illnesses.
Rauner Signs Bill Banning Sale of `Bath Salts' in StoresGov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday to punish Illinois retailers that sell so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
Nixon Signs Deadly Force Bill, New Sentencing GuidelinesMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill that brings Missouri's law on deadly force into compliance with a Supreme Court ruling from more than 30 years ago.
Gov. Nixon Allows Expanded Options For Beer Drinkers`We're always looking for ways to give new choices to consumers,'' said Schmitt, of Glendale.
Beagle-Rescue Group Sues U of I Over Research-Animal DataThe Beagle Freedom Foundation filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Monday.

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