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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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Illinois Legislation Would Allow For Regional Concealed Carry Laws

Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.

04/24/2013

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New Illinois Law Requires Schools to Teach About Sexual Assaults, Abuse

Sen. Bivins says the lessons required under this law will teach kids what sexual assault is, and that they should speak up if it happens.

01/25/2013