Illinois law http://northernpublicradio.org en Right To Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/right-same-sex-marriage-now-law-illinois <p>Governor Pat Quinn took many pens in hand this afternoon and signed the same-sex marriage bill into law. The signing ceremony was held at the University of Illinois - Chicago Forum, on a desk brought up from Springfield. That desk is said to have been used by President Abraham Lincoln to write his first inaugural address.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:17:52 +0000 Susan Stephens 39355 at http://northernpublicradio.org Right To Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Illinois Lawsuit Against Same Sex Marriage Ban Moves Forward http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-against-same-sex-marriage-ban-moves-forward <p>A judge today threw out a challenge to a lawsuit filed by supporters of same-sex marriage. 25 same-sex couples are suing the state because they were denied marriage licenses. &nbsp;They&rsquo;re challenging the state&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriage. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:08:07 +0000 Susan Stephens 36805 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawsuit Against Same Sex Marriage Ban Moves Forward Step On It In 2014: Higher Speed Limit On The Way http://northernpublicradio.org/post/step-it-2014-higher-speed-limit-way <p>Drivers will be able to legally go five miles an hour faster on most Illinois highways, beginning in January.&nbsp; Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law increasing the speed limit to 70 miles an hour.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:55:13 +0000 Susan Stephens & Amanda Vinicky 34821 at http://northernpublicradio.org Step On It In 2014: Higher Speed Limit On The Way New Law Targets Adults Who Allow Underage Drinking http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-law-targets-adults-who-allow-underage-drinking <p>Violators of the social host law, which takes effect on January 1, 2013, will be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 when they knowingly authorize or permit underage drinking in their home.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:44:20 +0000 WNIJ 23383 at http://northernpublicradio.org New Law Targets Adults Who Allow Underage Drinking Area colleges working to comply with sprinkler mandate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/area-colleges-working-comply-sprinkler-mandate <p dir="ltr">Gov. Pat Quinn has signed <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=4757&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=64631&amp;SessionID=84" target="_blank">legislation requiring all college dorms and residence halls in Illinois to install <span class="il">sprinklers</span></a> by 2013.&nbsp; The measure toughens past legislation by instituting stricter penalties for colleges that don&#39;t comply. Certain extensions may be available through 2014. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:25:49 +0000 Jenna Dooley 16407 at http://northernpublicradio.org Area colleges working to comply with sprinkler mandate