News

“Voter Rights” Amendment Passes Illinois House

“Voter Rights” Amendment Passes Illinois House

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

House Speaker Michael Madigan’s constitutional amendment to stop voter suppression has advanced.

It would change the state constitution to ensure no one is denied the right to register to vote or cast a ballot based on race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation or income. Madigan noted recent efforts in other states making it more difficult to vote and said there could be “future efforts” in Illinois.

House GOP Leader Jim Durkin co-sponsored the proposal. He said Republicans need to make strides in being more inclusive. The measure would be placed on the November ballot if it passes by a three-fifths margin in the Senate.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Crash Kills Girl, 17

police_lights

Springfield teen dies after Riverton crash

in Local

Madigan Files Pension Appeal

state_capitol_3

Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

in Local

Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

local_news_generic

A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

in Local

$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

foodbank

The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.