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Bill expanding clergy reporting mandate clears Illinois House Bill expanding clergy reporting mandate clears Illinois House

Bill expanding clergy reporting mandate clears Illinois House

Members of the clergy in Illinois would be legally required to report cases of physical abuse or neglect against children, and they would face possible criminal charges for failing to do so, under a bill that cleared the Illinois House. Clergy are already required to report suspected cases of sexual abuse against children, but Senate Bill 1778 would expand that requirement to include physical abuse and neglect.
Along party lines, House committee advances abortion bill Along party lines, House committee advances abortion bill

Along party lines, House committee advances abortion bill

Legislation that would overhaul Illinois’ abortion statute was fiercely debated for the first time by a panel of lawmakers Sunday, with six days to go before the scheduled end of session. The Reproductive Health Act passed out of committee by a party line vote. It received no Republican support.
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