Bill Haine

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State Senator: More Can Be Done to Prevent Violent Crimes by Mentally Ill

A state senator from the Metro-East thinks more can be done to keep the mentally ill from committing violent crimes with guns and other weapons.


Cindy Winters speaks as Maryville, Ill. Mayor Larry Gulledge looks on during the dedication ceremony for Fred Winters Park on August 2, 2014 in Maryville (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Fred Winters Park Dedicated

Late Maryville, Ill. pastor’s wife speaks at ceremony


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Illinois Legislature Sends Medical Marijuana Bill to Gov. Quinn

The 35-21 Senate vote was much less narrow than a 61-57 vote in the Illinois House last month.


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Quinn Toughens Illinois Terror Sentences

The sponsor, Senator Bill Haine of Alton, says he was inspired by the case of an Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville student.


The Mark Reardon Show: Super Tuesday Review, Anti Gun Laws, Missouri Senator, New iPad, Former Cardinal Pitcher, 2012 Major Concerts

Josh Kraushaar, executive editor of The Hotline at the National Journal, gives us a Super Tuesday wrap up. Illinois State Senator Bill Haine explains why he is against some anti gun laws. Missouri Senator Claire […]



Ill. Health Exchange Committee Still Working

Was to issue recommendations last Friday


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