teens

Legislation has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for the state's organ and tissue donor registry.  The measure would let teens become part of the registry when they register to drive or register for their state identification card. It would amend the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act, which requires those joining the donor registry to be at least age 18.

An Illinois lawmaker wants teenagers accused of murder to have a lawyer present when questioned by law enforcement.  But this is facing opposition from state's attorneys.  The Senate could take up the legislation next week. 

IL House passes tanning bed measure

Mar 21, 2013

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.