Illinois legislature http://peoriapublicradio.org en Veto session continues this week http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/veto-session-continues-week <div>Illinois legislators are scheduled to finish out their veto session this week. As IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports, their back-loaded agenda ranges from dealing with budget matters to social issues.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first week of the veto session - late last month - went by with little of substance accomplished.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But what the General Assembly didn't touch then is back now.</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:05:14 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 14386 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Veto session continues this week Rise in Downstate Child Abuse Raises Questions for Senate Committee http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rise-downstate-child-abuse-raises-questions-senate-committee <p>The chair of a new Illinois Senate committee on child welfare wants answers to rising child abuse in downstate Illinois.&nbsp; I-P-R’s Patrick Smith has more.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:16:46 +0000 Daryl Scott 11042 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rise in Downstate Child Abuse Raises Questions for Senate Committee New Law Establishes Legal Protection for Homeless http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-law-establishes-legal-protection-homeless <p>People who are homeless are getting new legal protections under a law signed today by Governor Pat Quinn. I-P-R's Amanda Vinicky reports.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:15:20 +0000 Daryl Scott 10823 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Law Establishes Legal Protection for Homeless Lawmakers considering "Homeless Bill of Rights" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-considering-homeless-bill-rights <p></p><div>The Illinois legislature is considering a measure that would create what's called a "Homeless Bill of Rights." It's intended to prohibit discrimination based on housing status when it comes to things like privacy and employment. But opponents say the proposed legislation could inundate cities with unnecessary lawsuits.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:01:08 +0000 Denise Molina & Ray Carter 5962 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers considering "Homeless Bill of Rights"