Ed Sullivan http://wuis.org en A Possible Six-Month Budget From Gov. Quinn? http://wuis.org/post/possible-six-month-budget-gov-quinn <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>More than a month after he was supposed to outline his financial agenda for the state, Governor Pat Quinn will deliver his budget address this week. He has promised to give a long-term plan as well. But some legislators fear Illinois will go the opposite route and adopt a partial-year budget.</p><p></p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:11:21 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21662 at http://wuis.org A Possible Six-Month Budget From Gov. Quinn? Gay Rights Group To Help Some Republican Candidates http://wuis.org/post/gay-rights-group-help-some-republican-candidates <p>An advocacy group supporting gay and lesbian causes in Illinois is bolstering the campaign funds of two Republican lawmakers.<br />&nbsp;<br />Equality Illinois' political action committee says it plans to put $150,000 into the campaigns of candidates that support same-sex marriage before Tuesday's primary.<br />&nbsp;<br />That includes state Reps. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove and Ed Sullivan of Mundelein _ two of three GOP members of the House to vote to legalize same-sex marriage last fall. The third, state Rep. Tom Cross, is making a bid for state treasurer.<br />&nbsp; Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:53:00 +0000 Associated Press 20829 at http://wuis.org Gay Rights Group To Help Some Republican Candidates Cross, 2 Other Republicans Help Pass Same Sex Marriage In House http://wuis.org/post/cross-2-other-republicans-help-pass-same-sex-marriage-house <p>Former House minority leader Tom Cross is among three House Republicans who voted in favor of legislation allowing same-sex marriage in Illinois. &nbsp;</p><p>The Oswego Republican hadn't indicated how he'd vote prior to Tuesday when the House approved the bill 61-54. He currently is seeking higher office with a run for Illinois treasurer. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:17:58 +0000 Associated Press 12428 at http://wuis.org Cross, 2 Other Republicans Help Pass Same Sex Marriage In House Governor Vows To Stop House Gun Bill http://wuis.org/post/governor-vows-stop-house-gun-bill <p>The Illinois House on Friday approved legislation that would let Illinoisans carry concealed firearms. But Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll work to "stop it in its tracks."</p><p>The measure is being touted as a compromise by its sponsor, Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg.</p><p>"As we all know, after years of debating this issue, it is incredibly difficult, if not darn-near impossible, to come to a middle ground on this issue," Phelps said. "Every legislator on this floor has a different opinion when it comes to concealed-carry policy."</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 22:28:24 +0000 Brian Mackey 3224 at http://wuis.org Governor Vows To Stop House Gun Bill House Rejects Study With Ties To Scientology http://wuis.org/post/house-rejects-study-ties-scientology <p>The Illinois House on Wednesday rejected an attempt to take a closer look at the field of psychiatry and its role in shaping Illinois law. The sticking point for some lawmakers was a group backing the proposal.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the field of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">psychiatry</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;publishes its first new diagnostic manual in more than a decade, it's been attracting a lot of discussion.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3100 at http://wuis.org