State News
5:53 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Callis weighs-in on medical cannabis issue

Ann Callis stepped down from her seat as Chief Judge in Madison County in order to run for Congress. She is Democrats' nominee in the 13th District, which covers much of central Illinois.  Callis says given her experience as a felony trial judge, she is against decriminalizing marijuana. That's a policy change that has been suggested by some politicians as a way to reduce overcrowding in prisons.  Instead, Callis says she favors alternative sentencing, like the use of drug courts.

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State News
4:21 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Sen. Durbin weighs-in on birth control insurance issue

After a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month, certain companies are exempt from providing birth control as part of their insurance plans. They don't have to cover contraception if it conflicts with owners' religious beliefs.  

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6:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Peoria County begins issuing same sex marriage licenses

Same-sex couples in Peoria County can start applying for marriage licenses Monday. Several counties in Illinois already started issuing marriage licenses before the new state law took effect Sunday. Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker says his office has received a few people expressing interest in applying for the marriage license:

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