Illinois Politics: How Did They Vote?
Illinois Senate Passes the ERA
By David E. Smith   |   05.22.14
How did they vote? This afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 39 to 11 with 6 voting present to pass SJRCA 75,...
Bill to Ban Same-Sex Attraction Counseling Fails!
Late yesterday afternoon, the Illinois House voted 44 to 51 to reject HB 5569, a legislative proposal by State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) that would have allowed the government to usurp the rights of parents and their children to get the kind of help they want to change unwanted same-sex attraction.
Illinois House Passes Another Bullying Bill
By David E. Smith   |   04.10.14
How did they vote? This afternoon, the Illinois House voted 64 to 43 to pass HB 5707, a completely unnecessary proposal...
UPDATE:  POLST Bill Passes in Illinois Senate
By David E. Smith   |   04.03.14
How did they vote? Earlier this afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 34-18 with one voting present to pass SB 3076, a...
Marriage Redefinition Passes in the House
By Andrew Willis   |   11.05.13
Sixty-one state representatives in the Illinois House cave in to pressure from Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and the LGBTQ lobby.
U.S. House Votes to Ban Late Term Abortions
By David E. Smith   |   06.19.13
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-196 on a bill to protect unborn children nationwide during the last four months of pregnancy, when they are capable of experiencing excruciating pain when they are aborted. The bill is called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), and it's chief sponsor is U.S. Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ).
Illinois Senate Passes Sex Ed Bill
By David E. Smith   |   05.22.13
This afternoon, the Illinois Senate voted 37 to 21 to pass HB 2675. See the official voting record of how your state senator voted by clicking HERE to download it or look at the chart below. It is interesting to note that Democratic Senators Gary Forby (Benton) and Bill Haine (Alton) joined all 19 Senate Republicans who voted against this proposal.
“Comprehensive” Sex Education Passes Illinois House
By David E. Smith   |   04.17.13
The Illinois House of Representatives passed the disastrous “Comprehensive” Sex Education (HB 2675) this afternoon by a vote of 66–52. This bill would mandate that public school who teach sex education teach “comprehensive” sex education in grades 6-12.
Counterfeit Marriage Legislation Passes in Illinois Senate
By David E. Smith   |   02.14.13
Despite an outpouring of calls, emails and faxes against redefining marriage and family, lawmakers in the Illinois Senate passed SB 10 on Thursday afternoon by a vote of 34 to 21 with 2 voting present.
Illinois Senate Approves Massive Gambling Expansion
By David E. Smith   |   05.31.11
How did they vote? SB 744 — the bill to expand gambling with casinos in Chicago, Rockford, Danville, Park City...
Illinois House Approves Massive Predatory Gambling Proposal
By David E. Smith   |   05.30.11
How did they vote? SB 744 — the massive gambling bill that adds 5 new casinos and creates 6 new...
Illinois Senate Passes Sex Ed Bill
By David E. Smith   |   05.25.11
How did they vote? HB 3027 — the “comprehensive” sex education bill now moves to the Illinois House. Please take a moment...
Illinois House Rejects “Medical” Marijuana Bill — Again
By David E. Smith   |   05.05.11
How did they vote? For the second time this year — and the first time during this new legislative session...
HB 3156
By David E. Smith   |   04.14.11
How did they vote? As I reported in my email update yesterday, HB 3156, sponsored by State Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) fell just...
Good News!! SR 92 to be Withdrawn!
You did it again! Another victory! SR 92 sponsor, State Senator Kimberly Lightford (D-Chicago), has informed our lobbyists that she is withdrawing...
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