Disabled, Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Block Proposed Caregiver Overtime BanAdvocates for the disabled and their caregivers have asked state lawmakers to scrap proposed rules that would reduce home care given to people with disabilities.
Judge Dismisses Illinois Social Service Providers' LawsuitA judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by social service providers who wanted the court to force payment on contracts with the state of Illinois, saying the issue belongs in a higher court.
Lawmaker Proposes Law To Help Remove Pokémon Go StopsProposed legislation introduced in Springfield Wednesday would require those who manage Pokémon Go and similar games to remove stops within two days of a request, and to make it easy to do so.
Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into IllinoisUnder the new law, a first conviction of trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years.
Rauner Signs Bill Creating Human Trafficking Task ForceGov. Bruce Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of “modern day slavery” Sunday as he signed two bills targeting on a statewide level the crime of forced sexual exploitation.
Group Launching Ad Campaign To Protect State's Road FundA coalition of business, labor, and construction groups has launched a statewide campaign to change the Illinois Constitution to prohibit state government from raiding its road fund whenever it needs to balance the budget.
Leaders Tout Measure To Secure Life Insurance PaymentsIllinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs and state legislators from both parties Tuesday asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to act quickly to sign legislation that would require insurance companies to notify beneficiaries of available death benefits.
State Senator Wants Illinois To Allow Local Assault Weapon BansState Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) said, based on the past two months alone, with the destruction wrought across the U.S. by assault weapons, local communities have to be given the flexibility to decide for themselves whether such guns should be outlawed.
Governor Forms Panel To Overhaul School Funding FormulaGov. Bruce Rauner said he wants the group to come up with a plan to fund education more fairly and adequately, and he wants the results by Feb. 1, 2017.
Illinois Budget Deal Heading For House VoteThe state’s epic budget impasse could end Thursday, as lawmakers were expected to vote on a stopgap spending plan, and a full-year education funding deal allowing schools to open in fall.
After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In SpringfieldState lawmakers were holding their breath Wednesday night over a tentative deal to end the epic budget stalemate.

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