Bipartisan bills were introduced in the Illinois House and Senate in February of last year. A final bill passed both houses in May, and was signed into law by Governor Quinn in August. Getting such legislation enacted is no easy task. According the Illinois Press Association, similar bills have been proposed in the last five years, but have failed to make it out of committee.
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