Posts tagged "Gov. Quinn"

New law could help nonviolent offenders get hired

A new law in Illinois allows nonviolent, first-time offenders the chance to have their records sealed, meaning most employers will not have access to that information. This could give some a better chance at getting a job since there will no longer be a black mark on their record. The bill, signed into law by... Read more »

What's up this week: Odds of gambling bill becoming law in Quinn's hands

What's up this week: Odds of gambling bill becoming law in Quinn's hands
By Tuesday, Gov. Pat Quinn will decide whether to sign, veto or do nothing with a gambling bill the legislature sent him at the end of the spring session. Quinn is concerned with several provisions in the bill, but he’s refused to say whether he’ll issue an outright veto. The bill would create five new... Read more »

Bill to admit domestic violence priors as evidence in murder cases awaits Quinn

As the murder trial against former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson gets under way, his history of domestic violence is expected to play a key role. Peterson is accused of murdering his then-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004, and prosecutors are expected to use his previous record of abuse against Savio to try and convict him.... Read more »
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Is state's new budget adding water to soup?

Is state's new budget adding water to soup?
“What it looks like is mental health care for the indigent, for the poor, is going away.” So said Dr. Carl Bell, president and CEO of Community Mental Health Council, when asked about the the budget Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the last day of June. “I’m terrified. I think the state is trying... Read more »