Illinois law

Governor signs Marriage equality law
6:17 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Right To Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn's signature on the document making same-sex marriage legal in Illinois.
Credit @GovernorQuinn, Twitter

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. 

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Same Sex Marriage
3:08 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Lawsuit Against Same Sex Marriage Ban Moves Forward

Same sex couples participated in civil union ceremonies on the courthouse lawn in Sycamore in 2011.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

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.  They’re challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.  

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Governor signs 70 mph limit into law
5:55 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Step On It In 2014: Higher Speed Limit On The Way

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Drivers will be able to legally go five miles an hour faster on most Illinois highways, beginning in January.  Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law increasing the speed limit to 70 miles an hour. 

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-Illinois
4:44 am
Mon December 31, 2012

New Law Targets Adults Who Allow Underage Drinking

Credit Illinois Liquor Control Commission

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.

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Education
9:25 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Area colleges working to comply with sprinkler mandate

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Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring all college dorms and residence halls in Illinois to install sprinklers by 2013.  The measure toughens past legislation by instituting stricter penalties for colleges that don't comply. Certain extensions may be available through 2014.

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