State representative introduces bill to reinstate death penalty

A Republican lawmaker has filed legislation to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois, calling it an “effective tool” to dissuade violent crime.

October 14, 2019 | Relevance: 74%

Illinois joins suit contesting Trump emission order

California’s ability to regulate the pollution limits of cars and light trucks should not be limited by the federal government, Illinois’ top lawyer argued in a joint court filing Friday, because those standards positively impact the health of his constituents.

September 23, 2019 | Relevance: 74%

Ex-lawmakers’ suit: Comptroller must pay wages lost to freezes

Illinois’ chief fiscal officer has a “clear duty” to pay lost wages to all members of the General Assembly affected by two statutes a Cook County judge ruled were unconstitutional, the attorney for two former Democratic state senators wrote in a court filing.

September 16, 2019 | Relevance: 56%

More high court funds will benefit local services

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ judicial branch will use its first budget increase in six years in part to alleviate costs paid by local governments, court officials said.

September 6, 2019 | Relevance: 100%

Spurning Title X may cost some drug-pricing savings

SPRINGFIELD — Health clinics overseen by Illinois organizations that opted not to receive federal family planning dollars may have to return or destroy contraception and other medication purchased at a discount.

July 31, 2019 | Relevance: 67%

Pritzker: New abortion measure puts state as ‘most progressive’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure that protects abortion rights in Illinois should Roe v. Wade be overturned at the federal level.

June 13, 2019 | Relevance: 88%

With week to go, abortion law rewrite gets second chance

A measure that would rewrite Illinois’ abortion statute — the subject of monthslong debate among advocates on both sides but not lawmakers — is moving out of legislative limbo after months of inaction.

May 23, 2019 | Relevance: 89%

High court dissent wants balanced-budget mandate considered

SPRINGFIELD — Is a line in Illinois’ Constitution instructing the General Assembly to pass a balanced budget a requirement, or a suggestion?

April 2, 2019 | Relevance: 56%

Anti-abortion activists plan abortion bill attack

SPRINGFIELD — More than 4,000 people visited the Illinois Capitol Wednesday to protest pending abortion-related legislation, just one day after one of the measures cleared a Senate committee.

March 22, 2019 | Relevance: 98%

$38.5B budget passes; courts get same amount as last year

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers on both sides of the aisle passed a budget Thursday that they say is balanced and won’t raise taxes. However, the courts won’t see a funding increase despite requests from the chief justice.

May 31, 2018 | Relevance: 51%
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