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30 04, 2018

Gun bills have seen mixed success in General Assembly

2018-04-30T19:57:37+00:00

State Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, has filed some version of gun dealer licensing legislation every year since he began serving in the General Assembly in 2003. In all those years, Harmon’s efforts have not borne fruit, dying in one form or another due to lack of support. Though his [...]

27 04, 2018

State Senate OKs marijuana as an opioid alternative

2018-04-27T15:54:17+00:00

Illinois lawmakers are turning to marijuana to fight opioid abuse. The Senate voted 44-6 on Thursday to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. Those addicted to opioids would also be eligible to apply for a medical card to use marijuana. The proposal now would need [...]

23 04, 2018

Automatic voter registration big step forward

2018-04-23T17:51:50+00:00

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt ILLINOIS soon will join the ranks of states making it easier for eligible citizens to register [...]

11 04, 2018

Illinois Senate Approves Equal Rights Amendment

2018-04-11T19:49:55+00:00

The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to ratify Equal Rights Amendment to guarantee in the U.S. Constitution that rights can’t be denied because of a person’s sex, an effort supporters say has renewed importance amid of the #MeToo movement that has put a spotlight on women’s issues. The measure passed on [...]

21 03, 2018

Democratic turnout was up 300 percent from 2014.

2018-03-21T17:19:37+00:00

While there weren’t any earth-shattering upsets in the Illinois primary election on Tuesday night, there were still more signs of a steady Democratic wave building in the fall. Turnout among Democratic voters was up substantially over the past few midterm election cycles, according to several early reports, and more Republican [...]