Proposed Legislation

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Lawmaker Ready To Seek House Vote On Medical Marijuana Legislation

The sponsor of legislation that would allow medical marijuana use in Illinois said Tuesday he’ll push for a vote on the measure when lawmakers return to Springfield early next month.

WBBM Newsradio–03/26/2013

High School Football Helmet Concussions

State Rep. Seeking To Limit Tackling At High School Football Practice

State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) said conversations with Northbrook neurologist Dr. Larry Robbins led to her increased concern about young athletes taking repeated hits to the head.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2013

File Photo of Auto Accident (David McNew/ Getty Images)

Secretary Of State Seeks To Eliminate Court Supervision For Drivers In Deadly Crashes

Kill someone with your car, and get a real punishment — that’s the idea behind new proposed legislation in Illinois that could take court supervision off the table in crashes that result in fatalities.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Illinois House Floor

House Shoots Down Bill To Allow Recording Of Police Officers

Illinois lawmakers have defeated a measure to allow private citizens to make audio recordings of police officers on the job.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Driver On Cell Phone

State House Passes Cell Phone Ban For Illinois Drivers

The State of Illinois is a step closer to implementing a statewide ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving.

03/08/2012

Illinois House Floor

Lawmakers Push For Financial Impact Data On All Proposed Legislation

Illinois state government might be teetering financially, but our lawmakers continue to spend billions of dollars by passing legislation they sometimes might not even understand.

CBS 2–02/15/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Doctors, CPS Support Push For Speed Cameras Near Schools

Doctors at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Chicago Public Schools officials said they support Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for legislation to use red light cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Proposed Legislation Takes Aim At Pension Double Dippers

New proposed legislation aims to close the loopholes that have allowed some Chicago labor union leaders to collect massive public pensions.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

Dollar Bills

State Senators Push For $10 Minimum Wage

A group of Illinois Senate Democrats has introduced a proposal that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to more than $10 an hour, the highest minimum wage in the nation.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011

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