Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would prohibit all teens 17 and younger from using UV tanning beds.
Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate. House Bill 188, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Spray-on tanning is exempt from the legislation, as is phototherapy, which applies to situations where a physician supervises tanning when it is necessary to treat a medical condition. Radogno said in a press release that she sponsored the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Not only do children not realize there …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
See how the state senators who represent Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Burr Ridge voted on the Illinois Senate's same-sex marriage bill.
The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Senate voted 34-21. The bill provides "equal opportunity for the same federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples that are currently awarded to other couples," according to a release from Illinois Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. Here's how Bolingbrook's state senators voted: See how each member of the Illinois Senate voted. The measure will now go to the Illinois House, where the fight to pass the bill is expected to be tougher, according to the Trib. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it makes it to his desk. Bertino-Tarrant had this comment: "I believe in equal protection under the …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Gov. Quinn is expected to sign the bill into law shortly.
The Illinois Senate approved a bill Wednesday that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples. The measure passed by a vote of 32 to 24. Senate Bill 1716 gives same-sex couples who enter into a civil union in Illinois the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples. Illinois will also recognize civil unions that took place in other states. The bill now moves to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is expected to sign it into law shortly. During his campaign this fall, Quinn said he supports equal marriage rights for all couples, both same-sex and heterosexual. State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, (R-Lemont), whose district includes Darien, voted against the bill.