measure http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL Senate advances education funding overhaul http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-advances-education-funding-overhaul <div>Republicans in the Illinois Senate say a school funding overhaul is being rushed through the General Assembly.</div><div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:13:46 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21620 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate advances education funding overhaul State measure would add jail time for taping violent crime http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-measure-would-add-jail-time-taping-violent-crime <p></p><div>People who post internet video of themselves committing violent crimes could start spending more time behind bars.</div><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:06:28 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6837 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State measure would add jail time for taping violent crime IL House advances pension plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-advances-pension-plan <p></p><div>Colleges and universities would assume the cost of their employees' pensions under a proposal advancing in the Illinois House Thursday.</div><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 23:20:10 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6516 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House advances pension 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 IL House approves flash mob measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-approves-flash-mob-measure <p></p><p>The Illinois House has approved legislation that would impose tougher punishment on anyone convicted of using social media to plan or incite a mob attack.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 20:17:15 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5396 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House approves flash mob measure IL House passes tanning bed measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-house-passes-tanning-bed-measure <p></p><div>A proposal that would keep teens out of tanning beds is one step closer to becoming law in Illinois. The House voted 67 to 49 to approve the measure, which prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:03:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2821 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL House passes tanning bed measure