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Oklahoma Legislature passes bill making it a felony to perform an abortion

By Rick Green, The Oklahoman

May 20, 2016

Filed under News

Oklahoma would be the first state in the nation to effectively ban abortion under a bill lawmakers approved Thursday and sent to the governor to be signed into law.Gov. Mary Fallin declined to say what she would do with the measure...

Illinois House sends Rauner new marijuana decriminalization bill

By Kevin Hoffman, Reboot Illinois

May 19, 2016

Filed under News

Legislation sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner would decriminalize cannabis in Illinois and make possession of small amounts a civil violation punishable by a fine.If the governor signs Senate Bill 2228, people caught in possession of 10 grams...

Editorial: State should make plate renewals easier

By Herald & Review editorial board

April 11, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Illinois residents seeking license plate renewals are being treated unfairly by the state.That's not unusual in Illinois, where taxpayers and other customers are often an afterthought, if they are considered at all.The Secretary of St...

Local lawmakers back bill addressing transgender people in school bathrooms, locker rooms

By Brian Brueggemann, Belleville News-Democrat

April 10, 2016

Filed under News

Illinois has its own version of the which-bathroom-people-should-use issue that raised a ruckus in North Carolina.Illinois' version of the contentious debate is in the form of legislation whose co-sponsors include metro-east law...

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