May 16, 2018

Some municipalities in central Illinois are not waiting for Illinois to become the sixth state in the nation to stop merchants from selling tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and alternative cigarette products to people under the age of 21.

The Illinois Senate passed Tobacco 21 on…

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Julie speaking
May 7, 2018

Legislation that would allow Illinois taxpayers to deduct more of their state and local taxes on their federal income returns is working its way through the State Senate after it cruised through the Illinois House of Representatives April 18.

The State and Local Tax Deduction Act was one…

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April 18, 2018

Proponents of changing the way Illinois draws political maps had their moment Wednesday, but they appear no closer to getting the issue before voters.

Proposed constitutional amendments have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would take the remapping process away from…

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April 17, 2018

Bump stocks are back up for debate in the General Assembly after the original bill hit a road block.

House Bill 1467, which would ban bump stocks and trigger cranks, already passed both chambers. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, isn’t happy about an amendment made in…

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