It seems the Journal Star and local television doesn't want to report all the news.
Follow these links to see what is going on in Springfield with the Steven Watkins bill.
St. Louis Today
WAND TV Springfield
DEMONSTRATION FOR HOUSE BILL 1604 AT ILLINOIS STATE CAPITAL
SPRINGFIELD,IL, MAY 10, 2011/---IllinoisFathers.org, a non-custodial parents rights organization, along with the Alliance for Domestically Abused Men (ADAM International) and several other organizations plan to make their message heard on May 10th, 2011, at the "Third Annual Fatherless Day Rally" at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. More than three hundred bikers interested in family law reform are also expected to roar into Springfield for the rally.
The demonstration is designed to call attention to...and garner support for House Bill 1604. HB 1604 seeks to give children greater access to both parents after divorce or separation. HB 1604, known as the Steven Watkins Memorial Bill, in honor of Steven Watkins who was murdered at the home of his ex-wife's grandmother while trying to exercise his court-ordered visitation rights. The bill has strong bi-partisan support in the Illinois House and will be voted on in the Illinois Senate.
Rally Coordinator and Illinoisfathers.org spokesperson, General Parker says, "consistently, in our Illinois family law courts, children are unjustly separated from good parents for no good reason."
The rally is scheduled to start at 9:00 AM.
Visit www.illinoisfathers.org for more information.