Amendment

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long speaks as House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) looks on during a press conference about anti-discrimination safeguards added to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act at the State Capitol April, 2, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bill prompted a swift backlash nationwide with businesses and entertainers promising to boycott the state.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Indiana Governor Signs Changes To Religious Objections Law

Indiana lawmakers announced proposed changes Thursday to the state’s new religious objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and other groups that have called the proposal anti-gay.

04/02/2015

A police gun and handcuffs.  [Generic] (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Move Advances To Lift Ban On Recording Police Officers

When police misconduct is caught on tape, it’s a big deal, and there could much more taping going on in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Sent To Empty Committee

A proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Illinois has been assigned to an executive subcommittee with no members, and gay rights activists say it’s as good as dead.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Watchdog Group Sees Problems With Governor Recall

Chicago’s Better Government Association has nothing against letting voters recall a governor, but the executive director says the proposal now on the ballot is dangerous and problematic.

11/01/2010