In response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s order for a 10-day special session, the General Assembly returned to Springfield this week to focus on crafting a budget. Three weeks ago, legislators tried to beat the end of the official spring legislative session and worked to pass measures ranging from women’s and LGBT rights, farmer’s market concerns and issues related to women in prison. Many of these bills were approved by both chambers, and are waiting to be sent to the governor.
Louder outcry from voters may be what will be the trick to produce movement from the governor and House speaker
Illinois lawmakers will be back at the statehouse Wednesday in special session. The governor ordered them to return to work on a budget agreement.
The General Assembly passes legislation aimed at strengthening hate crime laws after a post-presidental-campaign spike in bias incidents.
Social media companies are under pressure to block terrorist activity on their sites, and Facebook recently detailed new measures , including using artificial intelligence, to tackle the problem. The measures are designed to identify terrorist content like recruitment and propaganda as early as possible in an effort to keep people safe, says Monika Bickert, the company's director of global policy management. "We want to make sure that's not on the site because we think that that could lead to...