SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Still growing

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013

* Another poll result from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Click the pic for a larger image…

* From the Institute…

“I think it is widely believed that Illinois is a fairly liberal state on the social issues front and these results certainly provide some empirical support for that perception,” said John S. Jackson, visiting professor at the Institute.

“The additional perception is that Chicago and the suburban collar counties are more liberal than downstate and our results also tend to support that view although even downstate provided a plurality or a majority in favor of the liberal position on all of these issues [abortion, gaming, medical marijuana] except gay marriage, where the most popular response downstate was in favor of civil unions,” he said.

* Gay marriage is up for a vote in the Senate today, where it’s expected to pass (keep an eye on the live session blog post for updates).

But some Downstate Democrats are trying hard to distance themselves from their party’s position. From a press release

State Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton) and state Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) each filed an amendment to the Illinois Constitution, that would only allow marriage to be between a man and a woman.

“The family unit is the most important part of our community,” said Haine. “Strong families make sure that their children are taught good manners and are given the tools they need to succeed. Our community understands and values the traditional family, and I will continue to defend the values we hold dear.”

Haine introduced Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 8 and Beiser introduced House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4, both stipulate that only marriage between a man and a woman will be recognized in Illinois. Either SJRCA 8 or HJRCA 4 would need to pass both the Senate and the House of Representatives before it will be placed put on the ballot in the next general election. To be added to the constitution, the amendment must be approved by 60 percent of voters and would become effective as soon as it is approved.

“There is a lot of discussion right now about changing the definition of marriage in Illinois, which would fundamentally alter communities across the state,” said Beiser. “Such a big change should not be pushed on the people on Illinois, unless they demonstrate that they want it. That is why I believe this issue must be brought before every voter. We must stand together and defend our values.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


32 Comments
  1. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 10:56 am:

    ==“There is a lot of discussion right now about changing the definition of marriage in Illinois, which would fundamentally alter communities across the state,” said Beiser.==

    How, exactly would this fundamentally alter any community? I don’t get it.

    I think the reason that same sex marriage is gaining support is because this statement is simply not true.


  2. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 10:58 am:

    –“Strong families make sure that their children are taught good manners and are given the tools they need to succeed. Our community understands and values the traditional family, and I will continue to defend the values we hold dear.”–

    Some would consider it bad manners to implicitly accuse folks you don’t even know of not being able to raise their kids properly.

    Perhaps things are different in Alton, but in my lifetime, I haven’t noticed that “traditional” families are always free from challenges, dysfunction, or tragedy.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:04 am:

    This story is so confusing … is State Sen. Bill Haine “On” or “Off” his High Horse.

    I am so confused…


  4. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:05 am:

    ===Haine introduced Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 8 and Beiser introduced House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4, both stipulate that only marriage between a man and a woman will be recognized in Illinois.===

    Shameless pandering to appease conservative voters. Haine and Beiser have been around long enough to know these bills will never pass, but this cowardly attempt to further discriminate means they’ll have some political cover. Just vote no on the marriage bill if you are opposed. Attempting to enshrine bigotry in the state Constitution is too much.

    Sad and pathetic. But not surprising.


  5. - the Patriot - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:08 am:

    I think the communities are already damaged. History does show that government sanctioned homosexuality is a precursor to the demise of society. Is is devolution, not evolution. You can argue the actual relationship, but the fact is societies who enorse immoral behavior tend to be on the downward spiral not the upswing.

    IL has become the all things to all people state. The problem is, we can’t afford it. I wonder what this poll and the MJ poll would show if you tied it to the increase healthcare costs on business and taxpayers. We can’t afford to keep creating rights that cost money.

    But that ties to my first point. IL is clearly on the downswing, not the upswing.


  6. - Former Downstater - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:13 am:

    Exactly, Patriot. The states and countries that have already enacted marriage equality have all gone straight to hell. Fallen apart. Decayed into ruin. Heaven help us all!


  7. - Small Town Liberal - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:14 am:

    - History does show that government sanctioned homosexuality is a precursor to the demise of society. -

    Please do share your sources on that. Remember, repeating things Ron Stephens says doesn’t make them “history”.


  8. - Waldi - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:41 am:

    “societies who enorse immoral behavior tend to be on the downward spiral not the upswing.”
    - - - - - -
    I don’t see legalizing same sex marriage as endorsing “immoral behavior”. Sadly, there is plenty of immoral behavior, whether exhibited by gay or straight, or allegedly celibate people.


  9. - LincolnLounger - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:47 am:

    Weren’t we already going to hell because of civil unions? We may as well do it up right.


  10. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:52 am:

    == History does show that government sanctioned homosexuality is a precursor to the demise of society. Is is devolution, not evolution.==

    The Israeli military is an excellent example of this; they have allowed homosexuals to serve for years and they cannot fight their way out of a paper bag. And, look at Iowa, the place is an anarchic wasteland since they allowed same sex marriage.

    Seriously, it is the LACK of negative consequences that is resulting in the rise of support. If anything leads to the demise of society it is a lack of respect for the rights of others.


  11. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 11:57 am:

    Patriot, I live across the river from Iowa where marriage equality has been around for a while. I have not noticed rampaging immorality when I visit friends across the Mississippi River. There haven’t been any homosexual recruitment drives. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are not currently parked in my driveway.

    I am far more concerned about the impact of climate change on the farms in my county than what gay marriage would do. Though all those potential weddings will blow my budget with the gifts I’d have to buy.


  12. - Midwest Mom - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 12:11 pm:

    Human rights are not to be voted on by a populous. That’s why they are RIGHTS.


  13. - train111 - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 12:13 pm:

    Patriot

    Do you rail against gay marriage because of the increased costs to healthcare, but then also rail against the government putting limits on ingredients in school lunches, or limiting the sizes of sodas that convenience stores can sell?

    I hear alot of Fox News guys rail against that type of ‘government control’ over our lives even though those controls also lead to lower healthcare costs.
    I’m tired of those who like government control when it appeases their personal feelings and then hate government control when it goes against their personal feelings.

    train111


  14. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    - Midwest Mom - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 12:11 pm:

    “Human rights are not to be voted on by a populous. That’s why they are RIGHTS.”

    c.f. Guns…


  15. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 12:32 pm:

    ==You can argue the actual relationship, but the fact is societies who enorse immoral behavior tend to be on the downward spiral not the upswing.==

    That’s the kind of talk that makes me fight all that much harder on this issue. It’s extremely insulting to gay people when you holier-than-thou people become the morality police and proclaim to the world that love is immoral. I would dare you to find once instance where gay marriage has caused the demise of society beyond that which exists in your little brain. The fact is that it is absolutely none of your business. Instead of sitting in judgement of people and proclaiming your particular brand of morality is the only way to go, you could live your life and let others live theirs. And, from what I gather from your comments, you are a conservative who is generally against government intrusion. Your stance on this issue is inconsistent with that belief. Keep your bigotry to yourself.


  16. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    ==There is a lot of discussion right now about changing the definition of marriage in Illinois, which would fundamentally alter communities across the state==

    Exactly how would gay marriage alter communities? Those are the words of hysterical anti-gay people.


  17. - SpfldCatholic - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 12:45 pm:

    So Sen. Dan Duffy thinks this isn’t an important bill to talk about. However, he does feel that we shold focus on yellow traffic lights.

    http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?GA=98&DocTypeID=SB&DocNum=1527&GAID=12&SessionID=85&LegID=72282


  18. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:11 pm:

    –“Human rights are not to be voted on by a populous. That’s why they are RIGHTS.”

    c.f. Guns… –

    Is there an upcoming referendum, somewhere, (wouldn’t be Illinois) on guns?

    If they are a human right, it would seem it’s being exercised rather commonly, what with 300 million of them in private hands.


  19. - Chevy owner/Ford County - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:16 pm:

    Patriot…what a load of crap.

    The state that has the lowest divorce rate? Massachusetts. The state that first allowed marriage equality? Massachusetts. Marriage equality is hardly the death nell to marriage that your side is so fond of claiming it is.

    Furthermore, while I strongly disagree with your characterizing homosexuality as “immoral behavior” I will challenge your assertion that a society that condones immoral behavior is doomed to failure. The United States permitted slavery (which most people consider immoral, and I would even go as far as to assume that you do as well) longer than any other western civilized society, and yet has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for the entire world for all of its history—and it still does as evidenced by our current immigration issues.


  20. - SpfldCatholic - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:18 pm:

    Does Senator Righter not get that a church is a church is a church. Just vote and be on the wrong side of history Senator. No reason to hold this up longer.


  21. - Liberty_First - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:23 pm:

    Exactly what is the government’s interest in marriage at all? Stable homes for raising children. An honest discussion about the role of government is not present in the debate.


  22. - Former Downstater - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:26 pm:

    As long as it’s government entities issuing marriage licenses, and collecting the fees, religious connotations are moot. It’s a legal contract that sometimes has a religious component to it, not the reverse.


  23. - ChicagoR - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:31 pm:

    “Exactly what is the government’s interest in marriage at all? Stable homes for raising children.”

    So you propose barring the infertile or no-longer-fertile from marrying? Should marriages dissolve once the kids are raised? No, because society gets other benefits from mutually supporting couples. When my partner has been out of work, he doesn’t go on food stamps; I support him. He supported me when I was in law school, and I didn’t look to the state. I pay for his health insurance and the state doesn’t have to. The state benefits, and I should be given the ability to call him my spouse as my straight friends have with theirs.


  24. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:35 pm:

    –”Exactly what is the government’s interest in marriage at all? Stable homes for raising children.”–

    The two dudes across the street raising the little girl seem very stable to me. The two ladies down street who raised two children now in college on academic scholarships are pillars of the community.

    I guess government has an interest in seeing that they get properly hitched.


  25. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 1:35 pm:

    –”Exactly what is the government’s interest in marriage at all? Stable homes for raising children.”–

    “The two dudes across the street raising the little girl seem very stable to me.”

    All marriage/civil unions are (with respect to the state) is a short hand method of defining a series of legal/property/tax arrangements. How about removing ALL tax breaks for adults (corporations too), and moving the government monies to children instead. With suitable restrictions about people having children for no other reason than the government money, our tax system would focus on the future, not ourselves.


  26. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 2:09 pm:

    –How about removing ALL tax breaks for adults (corporations too), and moving the government monies to children instead. With suitable restrictions about people having children for no other reason than the government money, our tax system would focus on the future, not ourselves.–

    Speaking from only my experience, having children is no sweet tax dodge. Any tax breaks I get for my kids are gone in a hurry.


  27. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 2:53 pm:

    Exactly, word. Especially since I think we may agree that the tax code is really an instrument of social policy.

    I think we should shift that policy toward the future as defined by our kids (those rascally future taxpayers) and away from such deductions such as mortgage interest and breaks to certain favored corporate entities.

    I would rather that we rethought things and instead of giving a break for a house or bullet train, give a set (or maybe floating amount based on income) number of dollars per kid to be used as a parent sees fit. Education, living expenses, savings whatever.

    Those tens of thousands of pages of tax code are about the single most unfair thing I can image, especially in a country so insistent on fairness.


  28. - Demoralized - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 3:16 pm:

    ==Those tens of thousands of pages of tax code are about the single most unfair thing I can image, especially in a country so insistent on fairness. ==

    What would happen to all of the accountants and lawyers if we didn’t have those thousands of pages?


  29. - late to the party - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 3:44 pm:

    Cincy -

    When so-called ‘conservatives’ introduce a bill that provides equality by removing the ’series of legal/property/tax arrangements’ and tax breaks afforded to opposite sex couples and corporations, I will lobby my legislator to vote for that bill.

    Until that time, I see no reason to deny the same arrangements and tax breaks that my wife and I have to same-sex couples.


  30. - Chevy owner/Ford County - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 4:37 pm:

    Kudos to my State Senator, Jason Barickman, for being the only Republican to vote for marriage equality today!


  31. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 4:52 pm:

    –Kudos to my State Senator, Jason Barickman, for being the only Republican to vote for marriage equality today! –

    Only one? I know that they’re scared of the right flank, but that’s still pretty surprising, especially from the suburbanites.

    What does kowtowing to the right get you, other than 19?


  32. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 14, 13 @ 5:05 pm:

    ===What does kowtowing to the right get you, other than 19? ===

    These 19 seats were the 19 safest seats drawn for Repubs (Snark!) Plus the others are afraid Oberweis, who said not ONE WORD on the bill he wanted to oust Brady on, will rent a room for a “couple hundred bucks” and try to oust them next.

    I call it the “Milk Bottle Deposit Oust-It”

    Congrats you 18, you just shrank our ranks to be as few as you guys! Yeah!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed until Sunday afternoon
* *** UPDATED x1 - AFSCME responds *** Rauner: No
* Deal emerges on medical marijuana
* Stop ComEd/Exelon's $7 BILLION Rate Hike!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Rep. Phelps counters HGOP robocalls
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Oops!
* "The safety net continues to crumble around us"
* "Picking the pockets of poor people" and stiffing the wrongfully convicted
* Radogno rips into the Democratic leaders
* Cullerton says he offered "practical way forward"
* Republican legislators want Rauner, AFSCME to restart talks
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Two non-scandals and a potentially serious one
* Rauner budget director to brief reporters at noon
* *** UPDATED x3 - Emanuel responds "Rauner Tax" - Rauner issues veto today *** Rauner expected to veto police and fire pension bill on Memorial Day
* "I have zero confidence that Springfield will get its act together"
* *** UPDATED x2 - Rauner audio *** Rauner to comment on collapse of negotiations
* Unclear on the history
* *** UPDATED x2 - Madigan: "No hostage-taking" - Talks collapse as Dems pull the plug *** Madigan likely to speak after leaders meeting
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* *** LIVE *** Session Coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Sony Xperia X marketed on US YouTube account
* Google Daydream VR issues, Galaxy S7 deals & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Jawbone stops the factories for one last-chance wearable
* Twitter for iOS Gains Support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch Gestures
* Apple’s Trade Up with Installments grows in Europe
* Comixology CEO shows off new Unlimited subscription service
* ZTE retail plans begin in China, Germany, Russia and Mexico

* Lawrie isn't dwelling on past incident with KC
* White Sox opener vs. Royals postponed
* Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million
* White Sox MLB draft 2016 possibilities: Braxton Garrett
* White Sox face Moustakas-less Royals, this weekend and beyond
* Anderson among top prospect performers Thursday
* Despite struggles, White Sox upbeat, supportive

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Bill to raise age for buying cigarettes stalls .....
* Senate sends 2 more school funding revamps to H.....
* Ameren backs Exelon bill after changes to energ.....
* Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension pa.....
* Emanuel on pension veto: ‘Rauner just told ever.....
* Illinois Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Extend.....
* Rauner: ‘Let’s Get Reforms, Let’s Get a Truly B.....
* Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension pa.....
* Illinois Governor Vetoes Bill to Ease Chicago P.....
* Some House Republicans call for Rauner to resum.....


* NBC's 'Red Nose Day Special' raises $30M for kids' charities
* Judge OKs copyright settlement over Vivian Maier photos
* Fatal carjacking suspect killed near St. Louis is identified
* Activist sues over denied deferred deportation renewal
* Runner dies after collapsing during 3.5-mile Chicago race
* Former Pinckneyville bookkeeper sentenced in fraud case
* Man guilty of buying Indiana guns, selling them in Chicago
* Illinois lawmakers OK lawyers for juvenile murder suspects
* $11.2B Illinois road plan focuses on maintenance and repair
* Chicago police head wrestling with discipline for officer

* Bill to raise age for buying cigarettes stalls in House
* Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension payments
* Senate sends 2 more school funding revamps to House
* Some House Republicans call for Rauner to resume talks with AFSCME
* GOP accuses Dems of pulling plug on negotiations; state budget approval chances seem slim
* Senate sends 2 more school-funding revamps to House
* Illinois youth corrections director resigns
* Senate sends 2nd school-funding revamp to House
* Republicans: Democrats have 'pulled the plug' on turnaround agenda talks
* Rauner, Illinois legislative leaders to meet Friday

* Rich Miller on Springfield
* Madigan, Rauner steel themselves for all-out political war
* Motorola-linked credit union branches out
* Chicago's airport security lines appear to speed up
* Your trip through airport security today might not be as horrific as you thought


* Man shot in West Garfield Park
* 12-year-old girl struck by pickup in Gages Lake
* Suit: McDonald’s late-night drive-thru rules leave out the blind
* Questions for the Cubs before they opening a giant outdoor bar
* Kieren Duncan out to prove to Bears he’s got more than 4.32 speed
* Man who allegedly attacked jogger charged in another sex case
* Navy Pier’s new Centennial Wheel spins into motion
* Ross’ 100th career homer sparks Cubs’ 6-2 win over Phillies
* Chris Sale to face Royals on Sunday
* Man shot in Uptown


* Fox Valley mom's battle against synthetic marijuana nears climax
* Live blog: Beyonce's 'The Formation World Tour' at Soldier Field
* 2 dead, 6 injured in daytime shootings
* Small plane crashes in Hudson River; may be WWII-era model
* Search for abducted teen moves to Northern California coast
* Cubs' Anthony Rizzo gets some rest with Kris Bryant filling in at first base
* Did Chicago stay-at-home parent win 'Jeopardy' against Buzzy Cohen?
* Cubs catcher David Ross on his 100th homer
* 10-month-old infant is fat-shamed online; mom fights back
* Joe Biden would be an excellent 'slip-in' candidate if Hillary Clinton falters


* Charles Krauthammer: The arrow of history
* David Orr: Automatic Voter Registration makes government more efficient
* Bill to raise age for buying cigarettes stalls in House
* Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension payments
* Senate sends 2 more school funding revamps to House
* Some House Republicans call for Rauner to resume talks with AFSCME
* GOP accuses Dems of pulling plug on negotiations; state budget approval chances seem slim
* Illinois youth corrections director resigns
* Senate sends 2nd school-funding revamp to House
* Republicans: Democrats have 'pulled the plug' on turnaround agenda talks


* Pekin shelter's renovation starts June 6; shifts focus to serving women, families
* Flint knapping and black powder: Fort Creve Coeur Rendezvous returns
* Flint knapping and black powder: Fort Crevecoeur Rendezvous returns
* PODCAST: Sports Talk 05-27-16
* PODCAST: Willie Comer, Youth for Christ
* Tom's #Mailbag, May 27, 2016
* 05-27-16 John Reed, Publisher @News_Gazette
* 05-27-16 Penny for Your Thoughts
* Dick Van Dyke returning to Danville
* Gale pleads in Champaign County cases


* Baseball: Waubonsie Valley, Benet win
* Baseball: Willowbrook beats St. Francis with two big innings
* Boys tennis: It's on to the semifinals for Rolling Meadows' Galvin
* Baseball: Jacobs wins in 8; Cary-Grove falls
* Ross blasts 100th homer in Cubs win

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* TSA changes announced to decrease travel t......
* Rep. Tammy Duckworth Working with Senator ......

* Defence sales: US Senate may vote to bring......

* Illinois House passes budget bill, including school funding with no special education funding cuts. Rauner says he will veto it.
* Union democracy: compare and contrast.
* UPDATE x1: Madigan fails to deliver veto override on AFSCME arbitration bill
* CDC Whistleblower exposes autism-vaccine link coverup in "Vaxxed"
* An Unexpected Surprise: Leland Is Open to Thru Traffic
* Thorner: What if Environmental Laws Make Things Worse?
* Justice Department docs suggest 69 killed involving Operation Fast & Furious weapons
* Trump decides against debating Bernie Sanders
* Person Shot On Racine Near Wilson
* Bike The Drive Happens On Sunday Morning


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller