Ohio Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Smoking In Car With Young ChildrenProposed legislation in Ohio would create a $500 fine for anyone smoking in a car with children who are under six years old.
Gov. Rauner Calls Immigration-Rights Bill ReasonableThe TRUST Act would limit Illinois law enforcement’s involvement in federal immigration control efforts.
Congressman Introduces 'COVFEFE' Act: Tweets Count As Presidential RecordA congressman has introduced the 'COVFEFE' Act, which would make social media activity from the President count as Presidential Record.
2 Investigators: Campaign Cash Flows As Utility Pushes Controversial Energy BillPart of the legislation would foist the cost of keeping nuclear power plants open on rate-payers. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
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.