House http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL House measure allows psychologists to write prescriptions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-measure-allows-psychologists-write-prescriptions <div>The Illinois House has approved legislation that would allow psychologists to prescribe medicine. Doctors had long opposed sharing that privilege with another profession. But the groups finally found a compromise.</div><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:19:14 +0000 Brian Mackey 24122 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House measure allows psychologists to write prescriptions Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-return-springfield-monday <div>After a weekend break, legislators begin to return to Springfield Monday as the calendar draws closer to the scheduled May 31st adjournment. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky catches us up.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the end of the month is a key date, it's another one, about a half a year away, that will largely guide much of what happens these next few weeks: the election.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:07:29 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23165 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday IL House committee votes on Obama Presidential Library measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-committee-votes-obama-presidential-library-measure <div>A State House committee is advancing a plan to use 100 million dollars to build Barack Obama’s presidential library in Illinois. &nbsp;But one Republican says the vote may have been illegal. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:11:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 21954 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House committee votes on Obama Presidential Library measure IL lawmakers approve same-sex marriage measure, heads to Gov. Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmakers-approve-same-sex-marriage-measure-heads-gov-quinn <p>Same-sex marriage will soon be legal in Illinois. The House narrowly approved legislation Tuesday, and Governor Pat Quinn says he'll sign it into law. The vote came after months of intense lobbying. As Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Mackey reports, both sides claimed they were fighting for individual freedom.</p><p></p><div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:32:44 +0000 Brian Mackey 14484 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmakers approve same-sex marriage measure, heads to Gov. Quinn Rev. Jesse Jackson on government shutdown http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rev-jesse-jackson-government-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Reverend Jesse Jackson had some tough words for House Republicans over the government shutdown Tuesday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. IPR&#39;S Alex</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Keefe reports.</span></p><div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CHANTS: Call the vote!&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:46:50 +0000 Alex Keefe 13103 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rev. Jesse Jackson on government shutdown IL concealed carry measure heads to Gov. Quinn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-concealed-carry-measure-heads-gov-quinn <p></p><div>Both the Illinois House and Senate have approved legislation allowing people to carry guns in public. Illinois, under threat of a court order, is poised to be the last state with such a law. IPR’s Chris Slaby has more.</div><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:29:38 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6578 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL concealed carry measure heads to Gov. Quinn IL House approves cellphone driving ban http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-approves-cellphone-driving-ban <p></p><div>It's now up to Governor Pat Quinn whether "hang up and drive" will become law in Illinois. The House gave final approval Tuesday to a measure that would make it illegal to talk on a hand-held phone while driving. Representative John D'Amico, a Democrat from Chicago, says talking on the phone while driving has been linked to traffic accidents.</div><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 06:30:54 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6381 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House approves cellphone driving ban IL House pushes for its pension overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-pushes-its-pension-overhaul <p></p><div>Members of the Illinois House continued pushing for their version of a pension overhaul Tuesday. The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate remain deadlocked over the best approach to fixing Illinois $100 billion pension problem. The latest twist could affect how public school teachers' pensions are funded. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.</div><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:02:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6368 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House pushes for its pension overhaul IL House approves concealed carry plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-approves-concealed-carry-plan <p></p><div>The Illinois House Friday approved legislation that would let gun owners carry concealed firearms in public. &nbsp;But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, the governor says he'll work to "stop it in its tracks."</div><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 22:43:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House approves concealed carry plan State measure would increase drunk driving penalties http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-measure-would-increase-drunk-driving-penalties <p></p><div>House Republicans in Illinois have introduced a measure that would increase the penalties for hired drivers who work while drunk. Violators would be charged with a felony, which is punishable with up to three years in prison. Representative Dennis Reboletti, a Republican from Elmhurst, says currently only school bus drivers can be charged with felony DUI's. &nbsp; Other hired drivers who are caught drinking while driving can only get a misdemeanor charge. &nbsp;Reboletti says that isn't tough enough.</div><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:38:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Chris Slaby 5593 at http://peoriapublicradio.org