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Immigrants to Illinois are now able to sue their landlords if they are evicted because of their citizenship status.


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The governor signed the measures in Chicago flanked by advocates who say the state must be a welcoming place for all.  

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Women in the Illinois Senate want to address a surge in maternal deaths related to childbirth.

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Illinois nurses are calling on state lawmakers to restrict the number of patients under their care.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan last week that would bar employers from asking about salary history. Now, some lawmakers say these actions could impact the governor’s race in which Rauner is vying for a second term.

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People caught texting and driving on Illinois roadways could risk losing their licenses under a measure being considered by state lawmakers.  It’s part of a statewide effort against distracted driving. 

 

The proposed rule change would up the ante on anyone who breaks the state’s distracted driving law. Instead of just a ticket or warning, anyone who’s caught texting and driving would be hit with a moving violation. 

Those are the kind of tickets that count as strikes against your driving record; after three, your license gets suspended.