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May 31, 2012 By Stephanie Fryer | Illinois Statehouse News House lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed a measure requiring parents or guardians of any missing child 13 years old or younger to notify police within 24 hours. Children 2 years old and younger must be reported missing within one hour of their disappearance.
May 17, 2012 By Stephanie Fryer | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois senators Thursday rejected the reappointment of a co-founder of a group dedicated to a former Nation of Islam leader to the state’s Human Rights Commission . Elijah Muhammad was a leader of black Muslims, and the coalition runs a website about his beliefs and involvement with the Nation of Islam.
April 16, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers return Tuesday to the statehouse to start the final leg of this legislative session, which ends May 31. There is much to do. Here’s a sampling.
April 4, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Brad Halbrook will serve out the remainder of the term for retired state Rep. Roger Eddy , R- Hutsonville , according to the Quad City Times . Republican chairmen of the eight counties that encompass Eddy’s former district chose the Shelbyville Republican this week. Eddy, 53, bowed out of the General Assembly in preparation for his new job as executive director of the Illinois Association of School Boards in July.
March 9, 2012 By Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Guns, snakes, cell phones and revenue projections emerged in legislation during the busiest week of the Illinois General Assembly so far this spring.
March 6, 2012 By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Once again, downstate Illinois lawmakers in both parties have sent to the House legislation that would allow people to carry a pistol. And, once again, the effort probably will end with another misfire.
[unable to retrieve full-text content] By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – To say that Illinois lawmakers are not impressed with Governor Pat Quinn’s budget speech is putting it lightly.
February 22, 2012 By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ‘s budget proposal tops 400 pages and is more than 3 inches thick. Inside the governor’s plan for the next fiscal year, which begins in June, are the details of how he wants to spend $33.9 billion in taxpayers’ money.
February 21, 2012 By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois could lose two prisons, including the state’s only supermax facility, and 1,400 state jobs if lawmakers approve Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget.
[unable to retrieve full-text content]By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — The winners for 35 state Senate seats in Illinois will be determined months before the general election on Nov. 7.