Illinois General Assembly

The Illinois General Assembly is winding down its spring legislative session Friday, and could wrap up a day ahead of Saturday's scheduled adjournment. Observers say just a few big issues remain.

Heroin Task Forces Ramp Up Efforts

Mar 6, 2014

Illinois could soon see new laws aimed at addressing the heroin problem in many parts of the state. Two special panels are in the process of gathering feedback on possible solutions.

Social Media Privacy Rules Extended To Students

Dec 26, 2013

A new Illinois law aims to protect internet privacy for students. It was inspired by a similar law approved last year.

state of Illinois

Illinois lawmakers will gather for a special session Wednesday. They were called to address the state's pension crisis. But they're expected to pass off the problem to a legislative committee.

Gay Marriage Bill Faces Tough House Vote

Mar 6, 2013
state of Illinois

The Illinois House could soon take up a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. Political observers have said this vote will be a tough test for the latest effort to allow gay couples to marry. That remains the case as lawmakers prepare to consider the proposal.

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