Darin LaHood http://wuis.org en Legislators Vote Against Capping Their Careers http://wuis.org/post/legislators-vote-against-capping-their-careers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Voters may still get the chance to decide if they want to limit how long legislators can serve ... but no thanks to legislators themselves.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although elections have been compared to popularity contests, as a whole, "politicians" aren't all that popular.</span></p><p>Which may be way polls show voters find the idea of term limits so appealing.</p><p>Unless, of course, you're a legislator.</p><p>Senator Darin LaHood, a Republican from Peoria, nonetheless introduced a term limits plan.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22446 at http://wuis.org Legislators Vote Against Capping Their Careers New Law Recruits Casinos To Assist With Child Support Collection http://wuis.org/post/new-law-recruits-casinos-assist-child-support-collection <p>Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that lets casinos and race tracks garnish gambling winnings from parents who owe back child support.<br>&nbsp;<br>The new law that was signed Monday takes effect immediately. It's aimed at chipping away at the state's nearly $3 billion backlog in unpaid child support.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Springfield bureau of <a href="http://bit.ly/167lzRU">Lee Enterprises newspapers reports</a> the money would be turned over to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. From there, it'd be distributed to parents.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:48:16 +0000 Associated Press 7206 at http://wuis.org