New Law Aims To Reduce Sexual Assaults On College CampusesA new law in Illinois designed to curb the numbers of sexual assaults on college campuses -- and to hold schools to a higher standard -- has gone into effect as college students are heading back to class for the fall.
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 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.
New Law Sets Training Standards For Alzheimer's CaregiversGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that sets training standards for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer's disease.
Illinois Lawmakers To Propose Restrictions On Fantasy-Sports SitesThe legislation comes as websites like FanDuel and DraftKings, which offer pay-to-play fantasy sports contests with cash payouts, soar in popularity and gain scrutiny.
"Rocket Docket" Law Aiming To Keep Low-Level Defendants From Languishing In JailThe new law creates a special court, dubbed the “rocket docket,” for non-violent inmates charged with minor retail theft, or trespassing; many of whom now have to wait behind bars for months, because they cannot afford even a low bail.
Lawmakers OK Pilot Program To Replace Snow Days With Online ClassesThe idea is to turn snow days – or days off school due to extreme cold, or heavy snow – into so-called “e-learning days,” when school districts could provide online instruction to students.
Legislation Would Change Statute Of Limitations In Rape CasesA bill once again before lawmakers would start the clock ticking once a rape kit is processed. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Some Predict Recreational Marijuana Is Just Around The Corner For IllinoisCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker talks with advocates and opponents of legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.
Parent Group Pushes Legislation Making It Harder To Avoid Vaccinating KidsThe outbreak of measles in the northwest suburbs is prompting a legislative response, CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
Quinn Commutes Sentences, Signs Legislation, Names Appointees On Way OutDemocrat Pat Quinn, ousted in November, spent his final weeks slogging through clemency petitions.
Indiana Lawmakers To Consider Imposing New Safeguards, Taxes On E-CigarettesRepublican state Rep. Ed Clere of New Albany said Friday the bill he'll sponsor is aimed at combatting the growing use of e-cigarettes among Indiana's youth.