1104, 2017

Illinois moves to rein in property confiscation laws

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Kara Bland’s 2010 Chevy Malibu still had temporary plates when police seized it for a crime she did not commit. She loaned it to the father of her daughter, who was arrested after […]

304, 2017

Illinois at center of revived Equal Rights Amendment fight

Nevada just shot long-needed energy into the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment, a battle in which Illinois is very much in the mix.

In March, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the ERA, four […]

2903, 2017

Illinois progressives offer their agenda

There’s no agreement on a new state budget or anything close thereto. But there was agreement on one thing today, as progressive members of the Illinois House and Senate—all Democrats—offered their vision of what’s needed […]

1603, 2017

Senate Committee Passes Bill After Emotional Testimony From Hastert Victim

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) — Emotions ran high at the state capitol Tuesday, as a child sex abuse victim of Dennis Hastert lobbied for changing the rules on prosecuting child predators.

Hastert, the former House Speaker, is serving […]

1103, 2017

Manar files campaign ethics bill

A bill which awaits a Senate vote would require the heads of state agencies to stick to their jobs – and participate in political campaigns only as private citizens.

“In the capacity of, in this case, […]