Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state’s most pressing issues — pensions, a budget, expanded gambling, gay marriage and gun control — remained with the clock ticking toward a Friday deadline.
Consumers who buy a new dog or cat only to find out it has a serious disease or ailment would have a new form of recourse under an Illinois Senate proposal.
Gov. Quinn is sticking to his position in the legislative standoff over a measure that would allow people to legally carry concealed weapons in Illinois.
Under a measure the House sent to Gov. Quinn Thursday night, people with disabilities could use miniature horses as service animals in public places, much like guide dogs are used.
Court filings submitted by customers of Chicago’s McCormick Place say removal of labor reforms put in place by the Illinois Legislature could prove devastating for the convention center.
The Daley Administration is expressing alarm at Illinois House approved legislation officials say would mean a crippling property tax hike for city residents.