Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update (March, 2011): This bill failed to pass.
Bill description: Senate Bill 1704 would prohibit the following: placing, setting or maintaining a body-gripping trap (on land) within 30 feet of bait that is not completely covered and concealed; and placing, setting, maintaining or using a body-gripping trap within a quarter-mile of certain public areas (a residence, school, picnic area, playground, beach, campground, road, highway, public trail, golf course or parking lot).
Read the full text of the bill here.
Note: The text and status of Illinois bills is available here.