Sexual Harassment Training Begins In SpringfieldHouse Democrats awoke today to a brave new world, marching into a meeting room for their first-ever training on sexual harassment.
New Inspector General Aims To Clear Ethics BacklogJulie Porter, the woman tasked with cleaning up sex harassment in Springfield, is anxious to get to work.
Julie Porter Appointed As Legislative Inspector GeneralIllinois lawmakers voted unanimously for the appointment of Porter as more sexual harassment headlines come out of Springfield.
Lawmaker Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With KidsSen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) argued there is no safe level of second-hand smoke for a minor to be inhaling, so he’s introduced legislation to prohibit smoking in a vehicle if anyone under the age of 18 is inside.
Lawmaker Wants To Bar 3-D Printing Of Guns Without Federal LicenseAs 3-D printing technology grows more and more sophisticated, an Illinois lawmaker wants to make it illegal to use a 3-D printer to make firearms, or gun parts, unless you have a federal gun manufacturer’s license.
Lawmaker Wants City To Be Able To Boot Cars To Collect On Unpaid DebtsAn Illinois state senator wants to allow the city of Chicago to boot and sell cars belonging to people who owe the city money on a court judgment.
New Law Protects Users Of Online Dating SitesIllinois now has a new law to keep you safe when you date online.
Up To 120 Sears, Kmart Stores To CloseHoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is closing between 100 and 120 Sears and K-Mart stores, after abysmal holiday sales.