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Kimberly Lightford

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Despite Sheriff Tom Dart’s Opposition, Senator Emil Jones Wins Post-Burr Oak Cemetery Reforms

(Springfield, IL) – April 15, 2011. Despite a rhetorical assault by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, the Illinois Senate yesterday overwhelmingly approved, 54-2, legislation to rein in the legislative overreach of Illinois cemetery reforms that were rushed through the legislature in the wake of the Burr Oak Cemetery scandal in 2009, reforms whose regulatory requirements … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Cracks Down on Illinois Dogfights, Boosting Penalties for Fights Near Schools, Parks, Playgrounds

Governor Pat Quinn on Saturday signed a bill that added teeth to state law to deter organized dogfights by imposing harsher criminal penalties for dog-fighting offenses. Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Anti-School Bully Bill at Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade; Analysis Casts Doubts on State Bully Laws

(Chicago, IL) — June 27, 2010. Before Governor Pat Quinn began his march in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, Quinn signed a bill into law that aims at reducing bullying in Illinois schools, but the measure may do little to reduce bullying behavior. “This new law helps schools protect students so they can succeed … Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Ends 1,000% Interest Pay Day Loans as Volume Sags

(Chicago, IL) — June 21, 2010. With a swift scratch of his pen, Governor Pat Quinn yesterday banished 1,000% interest “pay day loans” in Illinois. Quinn signed a bill into law that will increase protections for Illinois residents obtaining consumer installment loans–the volume of which has dropped 20% since 2006–cap interest rates charged by consumer … Continue reading »

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