Illinois House of Representatives http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois House Weighs Ban On Ticket Quotas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-weighs-ban-ticket-quotas <p>The Illinois House is considering whether to ban law enforcement agencies in the state from requiring officers to meet traffic ticket quotas.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3411&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=80711&amp;SessionID=85">measure </a>which passed the Senate last week would prevent departments from using ticket quotas in officer performance evaluations.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Rep. Jay Hoffman of Swansea is sponsoring the legislation.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:29:21 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35418 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois House Weighs Ban On Ticket Quotas Ill. General Assembly Returns From Break http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-general-assembly-returns-break <p>Legislators and lobbyists will once again fill Illinois' capitol this week, as the General Assembly returns from a two-week break.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the time the legislative session ratchets up - as it will until a scheduled May 31 adjournment.</p><p>The Senate will take up legislation already approved by the House, or vice versa -- either killing proposals or sending them to the governor's desk. &nbsp;For example: a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.&nbsp; It passed the Senate, but is awaiting a vote in the House.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:41:54 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 25218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. General Assembly Returns From Break VIDEO: 'Let my people go:' Illinois state Rep loses cool on house floor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/video-let-my-people-go-illinois-state-rep-loses-cool-house-floor <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuynpMeDxTA</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:16:01 +0000 Eyder Peralta 3814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org VIDEO: 'Let my people go:' Illinois state Rep loses cool on house floor Ill. House: it's OK to record audio of police - with a few caveats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-its-ok-record-audio-police-few-caveats <p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Updated 3:42 p.m.</strong> <em>with Illinois Public Radio story.</em></p><p><em>Reporting by Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Brian Mackey used in this report.</em></p><p>Although <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/police-protesters-offer-opposite-accounts-nato-events-99412">the NATO protests in Chicago</a> have come and gone, today the Illinois House took a second crack at making it legal to create audio recordings of police. This time the legislation passed.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 19:12:49 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 3762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House: it's OK to record audio of police - with a few caveats Illinois House panel targets retiree health care http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-panel-targets-retiree-health-care <p>An Illinois House committee wants to&nbsp;take away a perk for government retirees who get a big break on&nbsp;health insurance.</p><p>State employees who work for 20 years pay no insurance premium&nbsp;in retirement. A measure to end that benefit cleared the&nbsp;&nbsp;House Executive Committee, which is controlled by Democrats, without opposition&nbsp;Wednesday.</p><p>The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees&nbsp;opposes the legislation.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 19:03:18 +0000 The Associated Press 3619 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois House panel targets retiree health care Ill. bill on employer Facebook password requests hits snag http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-bill-employer-facebook-password-requests-hits-snag <p>Legislation that would prohibit&nbsp;employers from seeking job applicants&#39; social network passwords is&nbsp;on hold in the Illinois House.</p><p>Democratic Rep. La Shawn Ford&#39;s <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-would-ban-businesses-requiring-social-media-passwords-applicants">measure</a> would allow job-seekers&nbsp;to file lawsuits if asked for access to sites like Facebook. Bosses&nbsp;could still ask for usernames that would allow them to view public&nbsp;information on the sites.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:40:13 +0000 The Associated Press 3337 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. bill on employer Facebook password requests hits snag Ill. House OKs tax relief for businesses, families http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-oks-tax-relief-businesses-families <p><em>Will be updated. For the latest updates on this story, follow Illinois Public Radio reporter <a href="http://twitter.com/AmandaVinicky">@AmandaVinicky</a> on Twitter.</em></p><p><em>Updated 2:58 p.m. with input of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.</em></p><p><em>Updated 2:29 p.m. - replaces story on passage of bill for working poor with version encompassing passage of both bills.</em></p><p>The Illinois House has approved tax breaks for businesses, including some big names that are threatening to leave the state.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:12:16 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 2656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House OKs tax relief for businesses, families Illinois lawmakers send Quinn pension reform bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-send-quinn-pension-reform-bill <p><strong><em>Update: </em></strong>Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Amanda Vinicky <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/AmandaVinicky/statuses/141613698086219776">reports via Twitter</a> that the two lobbyists in question - David Piccioli and Steve Preckwinkle - believe the pension reform bill is unconstitutional and are reviewing legal options.</p><p>The Illinois General Assembly has sent legislation to Gov. Pat Quinn that would curb pension abuses.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:24:43 +0000 The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 2565 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois lawmakers send Quinn pension reform bill Ill. House OKs alternative pay for school superintendents http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-oks-alternative-pay-school-superintendents <p>The Illinois House approved a plan to pay regional school superintendents after Gov. Pat Quinn <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-new-ill-state-budget-makes-changes-first">erased funding for their salaries</a> last summer.</p><p>The House voted 74-36 Wednesday to use local property tax funds to pay superintendents and their assistants in 44 regional education offices. It would pay them for just one year.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:39:10 +0000 The Associated Press 2441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House OKs alternative pay for school superintendents Ill. House targets loophole on teachers' pensions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-targets-loophole-teachers-pensions <p>Illinois lawmakers are trying to close a loophole that let two lobbyists qualify for retirement benefits as teachers after spending a single day in the classroom.</p><p>The measure passed the House on Wednesday and now goes to the state Senate.</p><p>It targets two lobbyists for the Illinois Federation of Teachers. They spent one day as substitutes, which allowed them to qualify for the teachers&#39; pension system.</p><p>Democratic Rep. Jack franks of Marengo calls it &quot;depressing&quot; that he needed to sponsor legislation to remove them from the pension system.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:14:07 +0000 The Associated Press 2440 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House targets loophole on teachers' pensions