February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.


February 22, 2013

Hearing on Concealed Carry in Chicago

Members of the Illinois House Judiciary Committee met Friday in Chicago to discuss how Illinois should proceed with a concealed carry law.


February 21, 2013

“Fracking” Bill Filed in Illinois

The controversial oil and gas drilling process known as "fracking" could soon be coming to Illinois. Environmentalists and industry groups Thursday announced they had reached an agreement on legislation to regulate the practice.


February 21, 2013

Plan Shifting Indiana Voucher Oversight Shelved

Legislative Republicans have shelved a proposal that would shift administration of Indiana's private school voucher program away from the new Democratic state schools superintendent.


February 21, 2013

Bill in Indiana Seeks In-State Tuition for Some Immigrants

Indiana lawmakers are considering rolling back the state's two-year-old immigration law so that undocumented immigrants who were attending public colleges then would again be eligible for in-state tuition rates.


February 21, 2013

Illinois Acquires 547 Acres of Park Land for $2.8M

Illinois officials have purchased 547 acres of wildlife land, including a huge tract in one of the nation's most popular places to hunt deer and the first portion of a new refuge northwest of Chicago.


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