Illinois Senate Passes Legislation That Would Repeal Parental Notification Requirement For Minors Seeking AbortionsThe Illinois State Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would repeal a requirement that a parent or guardian be notified at least 48 hours in advance when a minor 17 or younger seeks an abortion.
After 22 Years Of 'Psychological Torture' In Solitary Confinement, Anthony Gay Fights For State Law Restricting Its UseAn Illinois man is fighting against so-called psychological torture – after a minor probation violation first sent him to prison for seven years, and then a fight behind bars led to a 22-year nightmare in solitary confinement. Now out, Anthony Gay told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov why he is fighting for a law to keep others from enduring the same fate.
Bill Geared Toward Creating More Affordable Housing Passes Out Of Illinois Senate CommitteeA bill geared toward creating more affordable housing passed out of committee in the Illinois state Senate Wednesday.
After CBS 2 Investigation, New Privacy Protections For Sexual Violence Survivors Come Closer To Becoming Illinois LawNew privacy protections for survivors of sexual violence inched a step closer to becoming law in Illinois on Tuesday.
Funeral Services Held For Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval, Who Died Of COVID-19Former Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval was laid to rest Saturday after he died of COVID-19.
Illinois State Sen. Terry Link Indicted On Tax Evasion ChargesIllinois state Sen. Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) was indicted Thursday on federal tax evasion charges.
New York State Passed Legislation To Waive Penalty Weeks For Unemployment Recipients; Lawmaker There Says Illinois Should Do SamePenalty weeks are keeping thousands of laid-off workers from getting their unemployment checks. And meanwhile, as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Tuesday, other states have found a way around the problem.
Illinois Senate Plans Statewide Hearings On Capital BillFuture hearings are planned through April in Decatur, Edwardsville, Elgin and Peoria.
State Senate Panel OKs Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsThe Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.
State Lawmakers Pass Budget, But Not Without ContentionIllinois lawmakers have passed a budget to the Gov. Pat Quinn, but not without a lot of contention.
State Senate Committee Approves Minimum Wage HikeThe Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state's minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.
State Senate Panel Shoots Down Bill Aimed At Pension ReformIllinois officials have been emphasizing for months that changes must be made to the state pension system to deal with myriad financial problems, but sometimes, reform is easier said than done.
Cullerton Does About-Face, Calls For Abolishing Legislative ScholarshipsIllinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has done an about face, and now recommends abolishing state scholarships awarded by state lawmakers.
State Senate Approves Regulations On FrackingThe Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves
Lawmakers Push For Background Checks For Online DatersIllinois lawmakers are pushing for criminal background checks for online daters.