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Lawmakers Debate Lowering Mandatory School Age From 7 To 6

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would require parents to send their kids to school before their 7th birthday, in a vote that broke down along party lines.

05/22/2013

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Illinois Senate Passes ‘Puppy Lemon’ Legislation

If the state protects consumers who unknowingly buy “lemon” cars, why shouldn’t the same safeguards exist when putting down big money on Fido, Murph or Fluffy at a pet store? State lawmakers took a serious look at that question Wednesday.

05/02/2013

Supporters of same-sex marriage rally outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago on Jan. 5, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Marriage Legislation Advances In State Senate

An Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month.

02/05/2013

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Bill On Quinn’s Desk Would Allow Court Access To HIV Test Results In Some Cases

A bill approved by both houses of the Illinois General Assembly would make HIV test results available to the court system for certain criminal cases.

06/13/2012

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State Senator Seeks To Limit Attorney General

An Illinois state senator wants to make sure the attorney general doesn’t argue cases where there’s a conflict of interest, but he faces an uphill battle.

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