News

Four DUI’s Are Enough, Lawmakers Say

Four DUI’s Are Enough, Lawmakers Say

State representatives are not ready to give people a fifth chance.

A bill to set out a process to allow four-time DUI offenders to apply for reinstatement of their driving privileges failed to get enough votes. State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) says the restrictions would include the driver using a breath-activated ignition device for the rest of their lives. Opponents said four drunken-driving arrests should be enough.

SB 1996 has failed in the House, 52-64. The sponsor reserves the right to call it again.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Deal with 186 Teachers in Reach

school board headquarters

Springfield School District teachers have struck a tentative deal on a one-year contract

in Election 2014, Local

Slottag Seeks Ward 8 Seat; Theilen Alleges Political Meddling

municipalcenter

A familiar name is running for Springfield City Council.

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: Quinn Needs Patronage

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wants everyone hired under patronage rules at the Illinois Department of Transportation, but given non-patronage, work to be fired.

in Local

Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

BEL-AIRE

The owner of Springfield's Bel-Aire motel likely died of natural causes.

in Local

Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

medical

Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.