Illinois legislation

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July 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit alleging a new law that expands state oversight of firearm dealers places “onerous restrictions” that could drive many out of business, officials with the advocacy group announced Wednesday. Under the law, which Democratic Gov...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:42 pm
CHICAGO (KFTK/AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill to expand abortion protections in Illinois, a move that comes while some Republican-led states try to restrict the procedure. The law establishes abortion as a “fundamental right” for women. Pritzker, a Democrat, signed the bill Wednesday,...
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May 31, 2019 - 4:32 pm
The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on the issue. Those 21 and...
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identification documents
May 30, 2019 - 4:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK) — The Illinois General Assembly approved Wednesday a bill that would allow Illinoisans to choose a non-binary gender marker on their drivers' licenses or state IDs. Now HB3534 is on its way to Gov. JB Pritzker's desk after receiving a 67-38 vote in the House in April and a...
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May 30, 2019 - 11:54 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois gun owners will be fingerprinted and will pay more for firearm owner identification cards under legislation approved by the Illinois House. The bill passed Wednesday is designed to address what Democratic Rep. Kathleen Willis of Addison calls deficiencies in the...
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