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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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Illinois House Panel Spars On Assault Weapons Ban

A two-hour House Judiciary Committee hearing on guns its third in a week produced virtually no common ground between the two sides.

02/28/2013

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Illinois Senate Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon urged Illinoisans to contact their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of the legislation.

01/02/2013

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Quinn: Much to Be Accomplished In Illinois Lame-Duck Session

The Senate will be in session three days, Wednesday through Friday, and the House for three days, next Sunday through Tuesday (Jan. 6-8).

12/31/2012

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Illinois Lawmakers Scale Back January Schedule

Lawmakers could consider legislation on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, pensions and gay marriage.

12/25/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith

Expelled Illinois Lawmaker Re-Elected

State Rep.-elect Derrick Smith says he intends to work “hand in hand” with the lawmakers who voted him out of the House in August.

11/08/2012

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