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Sen. Ira Silverstein

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Lawmaker Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids

Sen. 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.

02/18/2014

Texas-based Solid Concepts has created a working metal handgun with a 3-D printer. (Credit: Facebook)

Lawmaker Wants To Bar 3-D Printing Of Guns Without Federal License

As 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.

02/14/2014

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Lawmaker Wants City To Be Able To Boot Cars To Collect On Unpaid Debts

An 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.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2013

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New Law Protects Users Of Online Dating Sites

Illinois now has a new law to keep you safe when you date online.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

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Up To 120 Sears, Kmart Stores To Close

Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is closing between 100 and 120 Sears and K-Mart stores, after abysmal holiday sales.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011