No recourse for lost FanDuel bet under centuries-old state law

SPRINGFIELD — A statute dating back to the early 1800s cannot be applied to daily fantasy sports betting, Illinois’ high court ruled Thursday. Fantasy sports, the court ruled, are games dominated by skill, not by chance.

April 20, 2020 | Relevance: 51%

Senate panel approves bill to add mental health info to student IDs

A panel of state senators Tuesday approved legislation requiring public colleges and universities to add mental health contact information to the back of student identification cards.

March 4, 2020 | Relevance: 90%

Report: Some courthouses aren’t offering breastfeeding spaces

Illinois county courthouse compliance with a law requiring them to provide nursing mothers access to a private room has so far been “decidedly mixed,” an analysis found.

December 11, 2019 | Relevance: 56%

Lincoln foundation says new loan will end need to sell possessions

SPRINGFIELD — The foundation supporting the 16th president’s library and museum announced Wednesday it no longer needs to auction off a collection of more than 1,000 Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln artifacts.

December 6, 2019 | Relevance: 56%

AG Raoul provides warning on unsafe toys for holiday season

The office of Illinois’ top lawyer has released its annual safe shopping guide as the holiday season kicks into high gear to alert families about recalled children’s toys, clothing and furniture.

December 3, 2019 | Relevance: 67%

Capitol has holiday symbols aplenty

Seasonal decorations are filling the Illinois Capitol rotunda — a holiday tree, Nativity scene, satanic sculpture and Winter Solstice sign surround the ever-present Illinois Welcoming the World statue in the center of the space.

December 3, 2019 | Relevance: 75%

Bill to halt lawmakers’ pay after leaving office stalls

A measure preventing lawmakers from receiving pay for days they did not hold office has remained in legislative limbo since its introduction in January. Its sponsor said the “simple, common sense” fix is necessary to address the General Assembly’s “culture.”

November 21, 2019 | Relevance: 75%

Karmeier reflects on the ‘privilege’ he has serving on high court

Lloyd A. Karmeier is the third Illinois Supreme Court justice from Nashville, Ill., home to about 3,200 people two hours south of Springfield.

November 8, 2019 | Relevance: 40%

Penalty enhancements proposed for convicted elected officials

Amid a backdrop of federal investigative activity and bipartisan calls for ethics reform, a state legislator introduced a bill Thursday that would increase the sentences of state lawmakers convicted of a crime related to their public duties.

November 4, 2019 | Relevance: 56%

Vaping industry readies to fight proposed flavored-product ban

Vaping and other industry stakeholders opposing legislation banning flavored products said last week that the bill would have negative health and economic impacts.

October 28, 2019 | Relevance: 51%
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