law http://peoriapublicradio.org en New Illinois law allows same day registration and voting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-illinois-law-allows-same-day-registration-and-voting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time - Illinois residents this year will be allowed to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:47:06 +0000 Tony Arnold 25793 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New Illinois law allows same day registration and voting New eavesdropping law in the works in Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-eavesdropping-law-works-illinois <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state's eavesdropping law in March, it's been legal to record audio of someone without asking permission. But&nbsp;legislators are working on a replacement.</span></p><div> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:56:59 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25118 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New eavesdropping law in the works in Illinois State hearing looks if new pension law could be suspended http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-hearing-looks-if-new-pension-law-could-be-suspended <div>A hearing set for Wednesday afternoon could determine if some - or even all - of Illinois' new pension law will be suspended. The law is supposed to take effect next month.</div><div> Wed, 14 May 2014 06:08:07 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23266 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State hearing looks if new pension law could be suspended Attorney: IL needs new eavesdropping law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/attorney-il-needs-new-eavesdropping-law <p>An attorney who successfully had Illinois’ eavesdropping law thrown out says the state now needs a new eavesdropping law.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:51:26 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 20569 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Attorney: IL needs new eavesdropping law Cook Co. Sheriff has concealed carry safety concerns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cook-co-sheriff-has-concealed-carry-safety-concerns <p></p><div>Illinois residents will soon be able to apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. &nbsp;Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has safety concerns about who will be allowed to get those permits.</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:51:58 +0000 Tony Arnold 16469 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cook Co. Sheriff has concealed carry safety concerns IL public universities could share more research http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-public-universities-could-share-more-research <p></p><div>A new law requires Illinois' public universities to consider making their research available for free, but it does not require it.</div><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:02:53 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10335 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL public universities could share more research State gets three major new traffic laws http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-gets-three-major-new-traffic-laws <p></p><div>Illinois has a trio of new laws that officials say will make the roads safer. &nbsp;But the governor has yet to act on other measures that could have a significant impact on drivers.</div><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 02:09:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9959 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State gets three major new traffic laws Quinn signs law on fracking http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-law-fracking <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn has signed into law what's touted as the nation's toughest regulations on "fracking." &nbsp; Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky reports:</div><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:11:48 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Amanda Vinicky 7492 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn signs law on fracking Law firm highlights free regional legal services http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/law-firm-highlights-free-regional-legal-services <p></p><div>The Peoria-office of Prairie State Legal Services held its annual luncheon to highlight this year’s fundraising efforts. The campaign raises money each year to provide free legal service to low-income residents in the region. &nbsp;Jeff Hamaker is with Prairie State Legal Services. &nbsp;He says about half Central and Western Illinois residents living below the poverty line have civil legal needs:</div><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 01:13:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4042 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Law firm highlights free regional legal services