The 100th Illinois General Assembly is coming to a close Wednesday, bringing an end to divided government in Illinois and ushering in a new government of total Democratic control.
Yet despite the challenges one-party rule in Springfield might bring to the rest of the state, state Rep. Tom Bennett, R-Gibson City, believes “the potential for good change is still there in Springfield.”
During the first week of the Illinois General Assembly’s veto session, lawmakers voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes or amendatory vetoes on dozens of bills.
At least two high-profile bills didn’t get override votes the first week: a bill to set a new minimum salary for Illinois school teachers and legislation to prohibit employers from asking for a salary history from job applicants.
Illinois' highest court heard oral arguments Tuesday relating to biometrics and privacy rights.
The question justices are tasked with answering: Are people harmed if they have their biometrics collected without their consent?
In 2014, Stacy Rosenbach alleged Six Flags collected her son's fingerprint without her knowledge or consent after she bought him a season pass online.