Two State Representatives Boycott Governor's Special SessionTwo state representatives chose to boycott the special legislative session called Wednesday by Governor Rauner, and instead were doing some volunteer work in a Chicago public school.
Some State Lawmakers Said It's Time To Legalize Recreational MarijuanaState lawmakers from Chicago's North Side say it's time to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Bills To Legalize Marijuana Introduced In General AssemblySeparate pieces of legislation aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use in Illinois were submitted to the state general assembly Wednesday.
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.
Lawmakers Want State To Stop Suing Former Inmates For ReimbursementTwo state lawmakers have introduced legislation to halt the practice of going after former prison inmates for the cost of their incarceration.
Governor Signs Anti-Bullying LegislationState Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) said the legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Thursday would require all public schools to develop and carry out an anti-bullying policy.
Illinois House Shoots Down Ban On Gay Conversion TherapyAn effort to ban the controversial practice of “conversion therapy” to turn gay, lesbian and bisexual youth heterosexual has been defeated in the Illinois House.
Move To Decriminalize Pot Possession Advances In SpringfieldProposed legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) would make possession of an ounce of marijuana a petty offense, punishable only by a fine of no more than $100.
Proposed Ban On 'Conversion Therapy' Advances In SpringfieldThe 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.
Lawmaker: Rejection Of Anti-Bullying Bill Is 'Disgusting'An Illinois lawmaker called the state’s rejection of an anti-bullying ordinance “disgusting.” The bill was voted down after some conservative lawmakers expressed concern that it might be used to promote acceptance of homosexuality.
Illinois Senate Rejects Anti-Bullying Measure Amid Religious ObjectionsLawmakers failed to pass an enhanced anti-bullying law due to some members’ religious concerns.
State Rep Furious Over 'Hostile Amendments' To Pre-Abortion Ultrasound BillA bill to require abortion doctors in Illinois to offer the mother a view of an ultrasound is under attack, by lawmakers attaching hostile amendments.

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