Naomi Jakobsson http://wuis.org en Lawmaker Says Son Would Be Proud Of Same Sex Marriage Vote http://wuis.org/post/lawmaker-says-son-would-be-proud-same-sex-marriage-vote <p>An Urbana lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the Capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours. &nbsp; Garret Jakobsson, the 46-year-old son of Democratic state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, died Tuesday evening after suffering from Pick's Disease. He had been in hospice care. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Jakobsson rushed back to Springfield Tuesday afternoon to vote for the same-sex marriage bill, which she had co-sponsored. It ultimately passed the House with one vote to spare. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:44:10 +0000 Associated Press 12562 at http://wuis.org Lawmaker Says Son Would Be Proud Of Same Sex Marriage Vote Urbana State Rep Not Seeking Another Term http://wuis.org/post/urbana-state-rep-not-seeking-another-term <p></p><p>A long-time state representative from Urbana says she won't&nbsp;run for a 7th term in office.</p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1fZiWnR">Champaign News-Gazette reports</a>&nbsp;Rep. Naomi&nbsp;Jakobsson made her announcement Tuesday evening in an email to supporters.</p><p>The Democrat says the decision to not seek re-election wasn't easy, but says&nbsp;it's been an "honor'' to serve the community.</p><p>The 71-year-old was first elected in 2002.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:22:27 +0000 Associated Press 8702 at http://wuis.org Urbana State Rep Not Seeking Another Term