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A top Democrat has resigned his leadership post in the Illinois House after a legislative activist alleged he harassed and humiliated her. But he calls the allegations "absurd."

 

Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang of Skokie submitted his resignation Thursday as the No. 3 House Democrat.

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The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year.

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The Illinois Senate has sent the governor legislation allowing courts to temporarily confiscate guns from people threatening violence.

 

The Senate voted 43-11 today. Democratic Sen. Julie Morrison of Deerfield is the sponsor of what is meant to be a step toward preventing gun violence.

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An aide to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the gun restrictions the Republican wrapped together in a contentious veto are not an "all-or-nothing deal."

 

David Risely is Rauner's criminal justice director. He said Wednesday that Rauner would approve separate bills covering the additional issues. They include a 72-hour waiting period for delivery of any gun, a bump-stock ban and a procedure for removing guns from dangerous people.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is suggesting he's open to lifting the statute of limitations on civil child sex abuse lawsuits.

 

Women's March of Wisconsin has asked all candidates for elected office to support a version of the Child Victims Act, a legislative template that lifts states' statute of limitations on civil child sexual abuse lawsuits.

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