Proposed permits would let those 16 and younger hunt with parents
It would be easier for youth hunters to hunt with their parents under a proposed new law the Illinois Senate recently endorsed.
The proposal lets those 16 or younger obtain a youth hunting license without having to take a state test, so long as they are with a properly licensed adult family member.
Across the state, retired public-sector employees have questions about looming changes to their health insurance plans.
Those changes were the subject of a recent Capitol hearing.
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability met to hear testimony from representatives of Central Management Services and group insurance providers regarding changes for state retirees that, in many cases, have created confusion among retirees.
Specific guidelines on how to obtain the state’s newly expanded Temporary Visitor Driver's License have been announced by Senate President John J. Cullerton and Secretary of State Jesse White.
“As Washington D.C. deals with the issues of immigration, we here in Illinois have to deal with the safety of our roads,” Cullerton said. “This bipartisan law recognized the fact that there’s over a quarter-million undocumented drivers on the roads without the benefit of proper training, testing and insurance.”
To the Ross family from Springfield, the Marriage Equality legislation pending in the Illinois House hits home.
“We want to make sure we have protections in our own state,” Miranda Ross said.
Jennifer and Miranda Ross, including their four-month-old son Asher, joined the estimated 3,000 supporters of Senate Bill 10 at the Capitol this week, calling on legislators to extend the rights of marriage to committed same-sex couples.
Getting health insurance
There are two websites available for accessing the health care exchange or the webpage where you can choose from different health insurance plans.
If you are small business owner click here to find out information on getting your employees covered.
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