A new law in Illinois prevents employers from looking up a job applicant’s credit report, except in certain cases. Increasingly, employers have been looking up people’s credit histories when they apply for a job. The new law in Illinois makes that illegal.
Updated At: 2:05pm on 12/01/2010 by City Room and Associated PressThe Illinois Senate has approved civil unions, putting Illinois on the verge of granting official recognition to gay and lesbian couples.The measure passed 32-24 Wednesday. It now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, a strong supporter.
Sometime this week – possibly even today -- Illinois may make history by passing a civil unions law that will grant same sex couples all the rights of marriage except one: the ability to call their union what it really is.Governor Pat Quinn favors same sex marriage but backs civil unions as wh
Backers of a bill to allow same-sex civil unions in Illinois say they're confident the issue could come up when lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday for their fall veto session.The bill falls short of granting gay couples they same rights as married couples when it comes to issues like federal ta