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Four Democratic lawmakers propose expanding reproductive rights Four Democratic lawmakers propose expanding reproductive rights

Four Democratic lawmakers propose expanding reproductive rights

Democratic lawmakers, surrounded by a coalition of advocates, announced plans to expand state reproductive rights at a news event Tuesday in Chicago. The effort would build upon a law passed two years ago which allowed tax dollars to be spent on abortion procedures.

Bill aims to regulate homemade guns, blueprints Bill aims to regulate homemade guns, blueprints

Bill aims to regulate homemade guns, blueprints

A bill introduced last week in the Illinois House would add several layers of state regulation to the production and distribution of 3D-printed and home-assembled guns and parts. A lobbyist on behalf of gun sellers called the bill an attempt to criminalize the distribution of information.

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