Police Reform Bills Spurred By Recent Deaths, Racial UnrestRecent police-caused deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City and an ongoing concern about racial sensitivity is behind a set of police reform bills sponsored by Illinois Democrats, who say measured steps are needed to address the underlying issues.
Lawmakers Debate Lowering Mandatory School Age From 7 To 6The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would require parents to send their kids to school before their 7th birthday, in a vote that broke down along party lines.
Illinois Senate Passes 'Puppy Lemon' LegislationIf the state protects consumers who unknowingly buy “lemon” cars, why shouldn’t the same safeguards exist when putting down big money on Fido, Murph or Fluffy at a pet store? State lawmakers took a serious look at that question Wednesday.
Gay Marriage Legislation Advances In State SenateAn Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month.
Bill On Quinn's Desk Would Allow Court Access To HIV Test Results In Some CasesA bill approved by both houses of the Illinois General Assembly would make HIV test results available to the court system for certain criminal cases.
State Senator Seeks To Limit Attorney GeneralAn Illinois state senator wants to make sure the attorney general doesn’t argue cases where there’s a conflict of interest, but he faces an uphill battle.