State Rep. Lou Lang and Majority Leader Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie watch the roll call verification as the Illinois House passes the ERA.

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May 31, 2018 - News Local/State

After 46 Years, Illinois Ratifies ERA

The proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution passed Congress in the 1970s. On Wednesday, Illinois made news by ratifying it — 46 years later.


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May 31, 2018 - News Local/State

Lawmakers OK Higher Tobacco Purchase Age

The legal age to buy tobacco in Illinois may soon go up from 18 to 21. The measure narrowly passed the Illinois House Wednesday night 61 to 49, after failing once before.


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May 31, 2018 - News Local/State

State Lawmakers Approve Gun Restraining Orders

Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday voted to make it easier to try to take guns from someone a court determines is dangerous. Supporters say “lethal order of protections” could prevent mass shootings.


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May 30, 2018 - News Local/State

State Lawmakers Approve Gun Restraining Orders

Illinois lawmakers on Wednesday voted to make it easier to try to take guns from someone a court determines is dangerous. Supporters say “lethal order of protections” could prevent mass shootings.


May 30, 2018 - News Local/State

Researchers Seeks Community’s Help In Finding Solutions For Maternal Depression

Up to 20 percent of women experience perinatal depression, which occurs during pregnancy or after giving birth. Karen Tabb, social work professor at the University of Illinois, studies factors that put women at risk of perinatal depression, which is associated with worse outcomes for both mom and baby.


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