January 07, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Abandon Attempts to Ban Assault Weapons

Illinois lawmakers are abandoning efforts to pass gun control legislation in the final days of their session. An assault weapons ban was one of several major issues that brought State House members back to Springfield on Sunday.


January 06, 2013

Lawmaker Optimistic On Pensions Deal

With days left in the legislative session, there is still no resolution for the state’s nearly $100 billion of pension debt. But key legislators say it is still possible to cut a deal before Wednesday, when a new legislature is sworn into office.


January 06, 2013

Illinois House Meets on Pensions

The Illinois House was scheduled to convene Sunday afternoon, for a final push to find a fix for the state’s massive pension crisis.


January 04, 2013

Pension Talks Continue Over Weekend

Illinois lawmakers are still scrambling to find an agreement on how to reform the state’s massively underfunded pension systems.


January 04, 2013

Gay Marriage Supporters in Illinois Look to Next Session

Illinois moved one step closer to legalizing gay marriage on Thursday. A Senate panel sent the measure to the floor on a strict party-line vote, but some key absences meant there weren’t enough votes to pass it in the full Senate.


January 04, 2013

Indiana Lawmakers Seek $10M for School Protection

A legislative proposal in Indiana would help that state put more police officers in schools. Proponents say the legislation isn’t meant to be a response to last month’s Connecticut school shooting.


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