Illinois bill aims to give guns the SB8 treatmentA bill currently in the Illinois House of Representative’s Rules Committee would give private citizens the right to sue over the damage done by guns. Illinois Senate repeals abortion parental notificationState Rep. Margaret Croke (IL-12th) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about how the Illinois Senate repealed the Parental Notification Act. Legislators look to repeal state law requiring parental notification when minors seek abortionsState Rep. Margaret Croke (D-Chicago) talks about why she supports changing a law that requires pregnant people under 18 to notify a parent or guardian before having an abortion. This State Representative Is Out to Make Illinois the Next Crypto Hub Missouri Governor: “We Can Correct” Issues Caused By “Sanctuary” LawIllinois lawmaker proposes a gun violence “heartbeat bill.” State Representative Margaret Croke, a Democrat, modeled the legislation off the new abortion law in Texas. VIDEO: WCCU Fox Champaign – The Protecting Heartbeats ActHB4156: A bill would allow any Illinoisan to sue manufacturers, importers, or dealers that are found to cause injury or death. VIDEO: WMBD Peoria - Rep Croke's 'Protecting Heartbeats Act'“There needs to be some sort of liability that hits pocket books when it comes to gun violence.” VIDEO: WGN Chicago – Rep Croke talks about HB4156State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) introduced HB4156, a bill to protect Illinoisans from gun violence and hold those putting more guns onto our streets accountable. Illinois lawmaker proposes gun violence “heartbeat bill”An Illinois lawmaker is responding to the Texas abortion restrictions with a different kind of “heartbeat bill.” It’s called the “Protecting Heartbeats Act.” 'Protecting Heartbeats Act': Illinois gun bill inspired by Texas abortion lawA new bill in Illinois would let people sue gun manufacturers for gun violence. RADIO: Proposed legislation in Illinois would allow victims of gun violence to sue the manufacturerState Rep. Margaret Croke (IL-12th) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain the proposed Protecting Heartbeats Act which would allow residents to bring a civil suit against the manufacturer, importer or dealer of a firearm if they or a loved one are hurt or killed as a result of the unlawful discharge of a gun in the state. Suburban activist, Chicago lawmaker hope allowing civil suits against illegal gun sellers will ‘send a message’State Rep. Margaret Croke’s legislation would allow Illinois residents to bring a civil suit against the manufacturer, importer or dealer of a firearm if they, or a loved one, are hurt or killed as a result of the unlawful discharge of a gun in the state. Illinois lawmaker says victims of gun violence should be allowed to sue gun dealers, makersAn Illinois lawmaker is calling out other state’s controversial abortion laws through the “Protective Heartbeats Act.” Bill would allow Illinoisans to sue gunmakers, dealers over gun violenceA new bill (HB4156) filed in the Illinois House of Representatives on Tuesday, Sept. 28, would allow any Illinoisan to sue gun manufacturers, importers, or dealers whose guns cause injury or death within the state. It’s just a bill: The Protecting Heartbeats ActToday, State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) introduced HB4156, a bill to protect Illinoisans from gun violence and hold those putting more guns onto our streets accountable. Crypto ATM Firm Coin Flip Is Opening a Brand New Office in ChicagoBitcoin ATM operator Coin Flip is growing like crazy. The company is now opening a new office in the old Post Office area of Chicago, Illinois. CoinFlip joins tenant roster at Chicago’s Old Post OfficeThe operator of cryptocurrency ATMs gets a state subsidy to enlarge its headquarters and add at least 30 jobs in Chicago… Introducing the 2021 Edgar FellowsHeaded here this weekend from all corners of the Land of Lincoln: the 40 “emerging leaders” chosen from a pool of 187 nominees to make up the ninth class of Edgar Fellows. Infertility treatment coverage expanded for LGBTQ community under bills Pritzker signs to ‘chart a new path forward’The bill was one of four pieces of legislation aimed at advancing the rights of people in the LGBTQ community that Pritzker signed at the Center on Halsted. Story from Policy & Regulation OPINION State of Crypto: Federal Regulations Are Coming Into FocusMay was a pretty eventful month on the U.S. regulatory front (and on the crypto front generally). The Biden Administration is finally moving beyond broad statements and beginning to hint at what the industry can actually expect from new crypto regulations… State Rep. Margaret Croke wants to make Illinois a leader in the FinTech industryState Rep. Margaret Croke joins Anna to talk about why she’s sponsoring legislation to allow financial service companies that deal with crypto-assets to apply for a charter through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, just like any other financial institution…. Illinois moves to lure crypto businessesA bill sailing through the Legislature would establish rules of the road for new companies safeguarding bitcoin and other currencies like it on behalf of investors… Column: Mamas Caucus wants to make Illinois the most mom-friendly state in the nation. ‘Who better to advocate for us than us?’State Rep. Margaret Croke had a 2-month-old son during the 12th House District primary race and brought her son to work every day because Illinois, unlike several other states, doesn’t consider child care an allowable campaign expense… Illinois could expand infertility care definition to include LGBTQ parents under new proposalSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — A proposal to expand the state’s legal definition of infertility is gaining momentum in the statehouse… New Bill Could Expand Healthcare For LGBTQ Couples, Singles In IllinoisA new bill in Springfield seeks to expand fertility healthcare for LGBTQ adults and single women. Specifically, it would mean that health insurance providers would have to cover fertility treatments for LGBTQ individuals — not just straight couples. Reset brings on the lawmaker spearheading the effort. LGBTQ, single prospective parents in Illinois would have access to fertility benefits under proposed law“This is an anti-discrimination bill,” said Croke, the mother of a 15-month-old son. “Having my child was the best thing that ever happened to me, and the idea of taking that away from someone just because of who they love is cruel.” Illinois moves to create special charter for digital assets trust | Payments DiveIllinois angles to get a jump on other states, and an edge in attracting new business, by creating a new special banking charter for digital asset trusts.