Republican Jim Durkin http://peoriapublicradio.org en Tempers flare in Illinois House http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tempers-flare-illinois-house <p></p><div>Just over two weeks remain before the Illinois General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn for the summer, on May 31st. They still have a lot to deal with in that time like pensions, concealed carry, same-sex marriage, and next year's budget. But as IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, an incident in the Illinois House Wednesday shows tempers are already starting to flare.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The trouble began with a simple piece of legislation to ban lion meat -- yes, the slaughter and sale of lion meat. As it dawned on the sponsor that his legislation was heading for defeat, he withdrew it.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:23:49 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 5689 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tempers flare in Illinois House