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‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers ‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers

‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers

A three-year fight between an Elmhurst homeowner and the city’s government made its way to the Illinois Senate Wednesday as the local government committee mulled a statewide solution to the underlying dispute. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park, Senate Bill 1675 would allow Illinoisans, no matter in what municipality they reside, to construct temporary structures for gardening throughout the colder months, often referred to as “hoop houses.”

LGBTQ advocates ‘deeply disturbed’ by bill that would punish doctors for certain procedures LGBTQ advocates ‘deeply disturbed’ by bill that would punish doctors for certain procedures

LGBTQ advocates ‘deeply disturbed’ by bill that would punish doctors for certain procedures

LGBTQ advocates say they are “deeply disturbed” by legislation that would ban some forms of health care for transgender persons under the age of 18. House Bill 3515 would add certain medical services such as sex-change procedures or the delivery of puberty-suppressing drugs to the list of acts punishable by revoking or suspending a doctor’s license.

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