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14 06, 2018

Tom Cullerton passes bills to end taxpayer-funded sexual harassment bailouts

2018-06-14T19:39:34+00:00

SPRINGFIELD - Two measures taking aim at sexual assault in government by promoting transparency and the responsible use of taxpayer dollars are headed to the governor's desk thanks to State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park). The first, House Bill 4243, prohibits any public funds - including money that is appropriated [...]

30 05, 2018

Laura Fine: Fighting for Families

2018-06-13T20:07:25+00:00

Laura Fine understands the needs and challenges in reforming Illinois’ health insurance system. She lived it. Following a serious car accident, Laura’s husband was severely injured and lost his arm. Her family was faced with nearly $600,000 in medical bills when their insurance company refused payment and attempted to drop his [...]

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 [...]