Illinois lawmakers could vote on legislation to legalize medical marijuana this week, and a group of 250 doctors has urged them to support the measure.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Thursday that a former top aide, now serving in the Illinois Senate, will sponsor legislation allowing police to confiscate guns from homes of people who have lost their state permit.
In Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois.
Illinois lawmakers abruptly adjourned a lame-duck legislative session Tuesday without agreement on how to fix the nation’s most dire pension crisis, declining even to vote on the governor’s last-ditch effort to let an independent commission sort out the $96 billion mess.
Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for respect and tolerance of religious differences as Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
A 12-year-old from Grayslake has made a personal appeal to Gov. Pat Quinn to veto legislation that would prevent communities like hers from banning retailers from using plastic shopping bags.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy are urging Gov. Pat Quinn to quickly sign legislation considered to be a powerful new tool for law enforcement agencies to target gangs in Illinois.
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.
Lawmakers have less than two weeks before their scheduled adjournment, and the governor wants to make sure they’re on the right track.
Illinois lawmakers are pushing for criminal background checks for online daters.
A piece of legislation approved by an Illinois State Senate committee would allow Illinois students to take a sip of alcohol – provided that they don’t swallow it.
A bill that has passed the Illinois House would bar state universities hiring executive headhunters.
The proposal is one female legislator’s reaction to legislation that would encourage women to get an ultrasound before ending a pregnancy.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing the City of Chicago to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.
A day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel urged him to sign legislation allowing cameras to catch speeders near Chicago schools, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would act soon, but hinted he might have some changes in mind.
As Indiana lawmakers head toward final passage of so-called “right to work” legislation, Gov. Pat Quinn is calling it a bad move that won’t help Indiana compete with Illinois for business.
Legislation aimed at helping poor Illinois families keep more of what they earn was signed into law Tuesday, a month after Gov. Pat Quinn signed companion legislation granting tax breaks and incentives aimed at keeping two big employers in the state.
Starting Wednesday, it will be illegal to sell synthetic marijuana in Chicago. A statewide ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
Sears Holdings Corp. says it is disappointed after the Illinois House of Representatives voted down legislation that would have provided tax breaks to keep the retailer, as well as the CME Group, in the state.
Legislation in Springfield would grant immunity when individuals call 9-1-1 to report a drug overdoses. Sponsors hope that will save lives, CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.
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