Congress Makes Lynching A Federal Crime, 65 Years After TillThe bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.
What's Your Data Worth To Big Tech? Bill Would Compel AnswerThe measure would require commercial services with more than 100 million active monthly users to disclose to their customers and financial regulators the types of data they collect.
Pritzker Makes Good On Getting A Graduated Income Tax On The 2020 BallotA media war on the issue is expected to cost hundreds of millions in TV and direct mail, because the stakes are so high. To scrap the flat tax, 60% of Illinois voters, not just a simple majority, must approve the change.
Robocalls Legislation May Not Silence All Suspicious CallsThe legislation would also encourage carriers to use technology to stop what's called spoofing. That's where the scammers put a bogus number on the caller ID.
Fall Session Wraps Up, Democrats Anticipate Capitol ControlThe 100th General Assembly will reconvene briefly in January before Democratic Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker is inaugurated with a new Legislature.
Ohio Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Smoking In Car With Young ChildrenProposed legislation in Ohio would create a $500 fine for anyone smoking in a car with children who are under six years old.
Gov. Rauner Calls Immigration-Rights Bill ReasonableThe TRUST Act would limit Illinois law enforcement’s involvement in federal immigration control efforts.
2 Investigators: Campaign Cash Flows As Utility Pushes Controversial Energy BillPart of the legislation would foist the cost of keeping nuclear power plants open on rate-payers. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
New Law Aims To Reduce Sexual Assaults On College CampusesA new law in Illinois designed to curb the numbers of sexual assaults on college campuses -- and to hold schools to a higher standard -- has gone into effect as college students are heading back to class for the fall.
Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Rauner Signs Bill Creating Human Trafficking Task ForceGov. Bruce Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of “modern day slavery” Sunday as he signed two bills targeting on a statewide level the crime of forced sexual exploitation.
New Law Sets Training Standards For Alzheimer's CaregiversGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that sets training standards for those who provide care to people with Alzheimer's disease.
Illinois Lawmakers To Propose Restrictions On Fantasy-Sports SitesThe legislation comes as websites like FanDuel and DraftKings, which offer pay-to-play fantasy sports contests with cash payouts, soar in popularity and gain scrutiny.
"Rocket Docket" Law Aiming To Keep Low-Level Defendants From Languishing In JailThe new law creates a special court, dubbed the “rocket docket,” for non-violent inmates charged with minor retail theft, or trespassing; many of whom now have to wait behind bars for months, because they cannot afford even a low bail.
Lawmakers OK Pilot Program To Replace Snow Days With Online ClassesThe idea is to turn snow days – or days off school due to extreme cold, or heavy snow – into so-called “e-learning days,” when school districts could provide online instruction to students.