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ANALYSIS: Poll shows Illinoisans more moderate than GA on abortion

ANALYSIS: Poll shows Illinoisans more moderate than GA on abortion

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A new survey released this week suggests Illinoisans are more moderate on the issue of abortion than the current Democratic-controlled General Assembly, but it is unclear whether that will cost Democrats votes in November. The poll by the Chicago-based firm Ogden & Fry – which is…

DCFS timeline shows agency visited family one day before 8-year-old’s death

DCFS timeline shows agency visited family one day before 8-year-old’s death

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Amaria Osby’s friends and family were to gather Tuesday, not to celebrate her eighth birthday, but to attend her funeral. Andrea Hagler, Amaria’s mother, won’t be there. She is charged with the first-degree murder of her daughter. Amaria’s death once again drew scrutiny of Illinois’ child protection agency,…

Pritzker willing to call out National Guard to Chicago, if asked

Pritzker willing to call out National Guard to Chicago, if asked

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker indicated Monday he would be willing to deploy the National Guard to help deal with a violent crime spree in Chicago, but only if he’s asked to do so. “Well, I think you know that I have called up the National Guard whenever…

CAPITOL RECAP: GOP candidates on the attack in recent debate

CAPITOL RECAP: GOP candidates on the attack in recent debate

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – All six Republican candidates participated in a single debate Thursday, June 2, and for the most part, candidates aimed criticisms at the man who has recently had a slight polling lead, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin. Darren Bailey, a state senator from Xenia best known for challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s…

Pritzker announces progress in processing rape case evidence, signs highway camera expansion

Pritzker announces progress in processing rape case evidence, signs highway camera expansion

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police announced Friday that all sexual assault evidence is being processed within the 180-day timeframe outlined in state law – bringing to zero the number of legally “backlogged” cases that rose as high as 1,815 in March 2019. It’s the first time all…

ANALYSIS: More attacks as GOP governor field takes single stage for 1st time

ANALYSIS: More attacks as GOP governor field takes single stage for 1st time

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Things got a bit chippy Thursday night when the six Republican candidates took the stage together for the first time for a debate in Chicago. For the most part, candidates aimed criticisms at the man who has recently had a slight polling lead, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin. Darren…

Attorney general files first civil hate crime lawsuit under authority expanded in 2018

Attorney general files first civil hate crime lawsuit under authority expanded in 2018

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – For the first time since lawmakers expanded the state’s hate crime law in 2018, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is launching a civil lawsuit against two Illinoisans for allegedly engaging in hate crimes. The lawsuit says two residents of Carroll County in northwest Illinois lynched an…

CAPITOL RECAP: Attorney general files state's first civil hate crime lawsuit

CAPITOL RECAP: Attorney general files state’s first civil hate crime lawsuit

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – For the first time since lawmakers expanded the state’s hate crime law in 2018, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is launching a civil lawsuit against two Illinoisans for allegedly engaging in hate crimes. The lawsuit says two residents of Carroll County in northwest Illinois lynched an effigy of their…

Parental notice of abortion law officially ends

Parental notice of abortion law officially ends

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Doctors in Illinois may now perform abortions on minors without notifying the child’s parents or obtaining a judicial bypass of the notification requirement. That’s because a bill passed by the General Assembly during last year’s fall veto session and signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker…

Attorney general files first civil hate crime lawsuit under authority expanded in 2018

Attorney general files first civil hate crime lawsuit under authority expanded in 2018

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – For the first time since lawmakers expanded the state’s hate crime law in 2018, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is launching a civil lawsuit against two Illinoisans for allegedly engaging in hate crimes. The lawsuit says two residents of Carroll County in northwest Illinois lynched an…

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