House Human Services Committee

Illinois State Capitol

Proposed Ban On ‘Conversion Therapy’ Advances In Springfield

The measure sponsored by Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy prohibits mental health providers from providing so-called conversion therapy — aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people — to anyone who is under age 18.


Paul McCann died while under the care of a state contractor. (CBS)

State Lawmakers Seek To Prevent Abuse In Group Homes

State lawmakers want to make sure atrocities such as those documented at a group home in downstate Charleston never happen again.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011