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Fathers’ rights advocates trying again for ‘equal parenting time’ legislation Fathers’ rights advocates trying again for ‘equal parenting time’ legislation

Fathers’ rights advocates trying again for ‘equal parenting time’ legislation

Fathers’ rights advocates are making another attempt this year to push for a change in Illinois family law that sparked immense controversy in 2018, “equal parenting time” legislation. Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) is the lead sponsor of a bill that would create a “rebuttable presumption” in divorce cases that both parties should be given equal parenting time with any children of that marriage.

Bill aimed at paring Madigan’s power stalls in Illinois House Bill aimed at paring Madigan’s power stalls in Illinois House

Bill aimed at paring Madigan’s power stalls in Illinois House

A bill intended to rein in House Speaker Michael Madigan’s outsized role in state politics was rejected by Democrats in a House subcommittee Thursday. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), would have prohibited anyone who is the leader of a legislative chamber from serving simultaneously as a state party chairman.

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