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Ill. Same-Sex Marriage Vote Could Come This Week

“A lot of people in the LGBT community, we’re Christians,” says organizer Scott Cross. “We’re people of faith. We’re your neighbors, your friends, sons, daughters, and families.”

11/05/2013

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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 Offers Tax Breaks to Lure Archer Daniels Midland

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, an Illinois House committee will hold a hearing about offering ADM a ten percent break on utility taxes for three decades as well as an income tax credit.

10/01/2013

Photo: AFP/Getty/Juan Mabromata

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.

05/17/2013

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Illinois House Passes ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’

“Basic rights such as the right to maintain gainful employment, to access public services and spaces, to access emergency medical care, and the right to vote…cannot be denied”

05/13/2013

A worker cleans and lubricates the head of the machine, after the stimulation hydraulic fracturing of one segment of the well is finished, at Southwestern Energy Co.'s natural gas production site at the Marcellus Shale formation in Camptown, Pennsylvania, U.S. (Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Illinois House Continues Battle Over Fracking Bill

State Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible, claiming it could be a “gold rush” for Illinois.

05/01/2013

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Illinois House Passes Changes To Sex Education

Under the current school code in Illinois, schools which teach sex education should emphasize abstinence.

04/30/2013

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Illinois Could Repeal AIDS Notification Requirement For Schools

The “universal precaution,” as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is to simply assume everybody could carry a blood-borne illness.

03/18/2013

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Ill. House OKs Ban On Semi-Automatic Guns

One of the amendments would make it a felony for anyone to sell, purchase or transfer a military-style assault weapon.

03/05/2013

Illinois House Supports Cell Phone Limits in Vehicles

The measure would force drivers to use hands-free devices or a speaker-phone feature while motoring.

03/02/2013

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