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Illinois Lawmakers Pass $1B Capital Bill, Adjourn Session

Legislative leaders headed home with several looming issues unaddressed a byproduct, members said, of the upcoming November election.

05/31/2014

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Illinois Republicans Agree: No Extension on Income Tax Hike

The hike is due to expire at the end of next year. Without it, the state will lose about $5 billion in revenue each year.

12/23/2013

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Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into Law

The overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.

12/05/2013

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Clergy Letter Asks Ill. House to OK Gay Marriage

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.

11/04/2013

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Illinois Horse Tracks Gear Up For Veto Session

Online wagering law could expire if action’s not taken in Springfield.

10/20/2013

Term Limits For Illinois Lawmakers?

New analysis finds 60% in General Assembly wouldn’t be affected right away.

09/15/2013

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Ill. Senators Want Gov. Quinn’s Gun Verdict

The plea signed by 23 Democrats, including Senate President John Cullerton, said Quinn should “make his intentions known” so lawmakers have time to react before a July 9 court-ordered deadline for implementing a plan.

06/20/2013

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Republicans Cry Foul at Illinois Budget Talks

“When this budget is tallied up, and we have an ability to examine it, you will see spending increase by almost $2 billion.”

05/29/2013

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Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn’s Veto on Energy Bill

The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.

05/22/2013

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Illinois Considers Stricter Liability Insurance Requirements

“(The General Assembly) set the rate, at that time, of $20,000 for bodily injury and $15,000 for property damage. That has not changed in 24 years,” Rep. Fine said.

05/20/2013

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