Illinois GOP Seeks To Close Appointment LoopholeSenate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two appointees announced several efforts Thursday to close what they described as a constitutional loophole.
Illinois Senate Concealed Carry Proposal To Get OverhaulIllinois Senate legislation touted as a compromise between Chicagoans weary of street violence and gun owners eager to legally carry concealed weapons elsewhere appears more restrictive than promised, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. It will be redrafted before it's even filed, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Illinois Senate OKs Same-Sex Marriage ProposalThe Illinois Senate has voted to approve legislation legalizing same-sex marriages in Illinois.