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Executive Committee

Casino Gambling

Senate Approves New Gambling Expansion Plan

A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois — clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino — was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.

05/01/2013

Illinois House Floor

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Moves Forward In Illinois House

An Illinois House committee narrowly endorsed legislation to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, setting up a showdown on the House floor that could come in a matter of weeks.

02/27/2013

Supporters of same-sex marriage rally outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago on Jan. 5, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Marriage Legislation Advances In State Senate

An Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month.

02/05/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Move To Ban Assault Weapons Stalls In State Senate

An Illinois Senate vote to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips has been delayed, because supporters have yet to line up enough votes to pass the two measures.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Illinois Senate Panel OKs Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

After two days of snags in moving the issue, Sen. Heather Steans finally won committee approval by an 8-5 vote Thursday evening, sending the measure next to the floor.

01/03/2013

Chicago Public Schools

House Committee OKs CPS Plan To Delay School Closings List

An Illinois House committee has endorsed a plan to give the Chicago Public Schools four more months to decide where to make cuts in the number of schools the system operates.

WBBM Newsradio–11/27/2012