Guardian Angels Back Proposed Ban On Posting Fight Videos OnlineThe leader of the Guardian Angels has applauded an effort in Springfield to make it a crime to film violent incidents and post the video online.
Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Ban Online Videos Of FightsRepublican Rep. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro in southern Illinois was so disturbed by the behavior of spectators who posted a Facebook video of a fight between two boys in Murphysboro that she's proposed a bill making it a crime to record fights to share online.
Advocates Want Salon Workers To Get Training In Spotting Domestic AbuseAt a City Council committee hearing Monday, prosecutors and domestic violence experts plan to campaign for hair stylists, cosmetologists, and nail technicians to go through mandatory training to spot signs of abuse, and help victims.
Dold Pushing Measure To Help Get Jobs For Welfare RecipientsU.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) said bipartisan legislation he has sponsored would commit $100 million in federal funding to states to subsidize the wages of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients, through programs like YCC.
State Employee Union Presses Measure To Prevent Strike, LockoutUnion-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
Republicans Take Turn In Battle Over Budget, ReformProposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on property taxes are on the agenda Wednesday in Senate committees.
Lawmakers Weighing Additional Protections For Campus Rape VictimsVictims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical systems under a legislative proposal that has passed the state House.
Ban On Red Light Cameras In Smaller Towns Passes Illinois HouseIf passed, the legislation would take away the authority of non-home-rule municipalities to use red light cameras after Jan. 1, 2017.
Speaker Madigan Wants To Increase Funding For Crime LabsThe Chicago Democrat introduced legislation to provide an additional $6 million for forensics laboratories in the budget year that begins July 1.
Mom Of Fondling Victim Seeks Change In Sex Offender LawProposed legislation to close a loophole in the state’s sex offender laws serves as testament to the persistence of a Plainfield woman who would not take no for an answer.
Illinois Lawmakers To Propose Measure To Battle Heroin AbuseTwo Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they acknowledge it may be tough to pass in a difficult budget year.
Watchdog Group Raises 'Serious Concerns' About Plan To Help ComEdIllinois lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow ComEd to charge customers about $2 more per month to cover the costs of its nuclear power plants, drawing criticism from a utility watchdog group that says ComEd’s parent company already makes plenty of profit.