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Illinois Lawmakers Consider Cutting Their Own Pensions

Proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.

08/17/2012

Springfield, IL

Illinois Lawmakers Try to Deal with Employee Pensions

The president of the Illinois Senate is out with his proposal to reform state employees’ pensions.

03/20/2012

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Early Voting In Illinois Begins

Voters do not need a reason to vote early in the primaries. The primary election in Illinois is March 20.

02/27/2012

Talking on Phone driving

Cell Phone Ban Gaining Ground in Illinois

Illinois already has a texting-while-driving ban and a total ban on phone use for drivers under age 19.

02/09/2012

File photo of a same-sex couple. (credit: AFP/Getty/Stan Honda)

Illinois Debates Same-Sex Marriage

A year after same-sex couples could get a civil union in Illinois, there’s a bill to make Illinois one of the states sanctioning same-sex marriage.

02/09/2012

Ill. House Reconsiders Closing Pension Loopholes

The lawmakers argued Sunday that reversing benefits after they’ve been earned, even by questionable means, is probably unconstitutional.

12/11/2011

Jay Hoffman

Jay Hoffman Returns to the Political Battlefield

Jay Hoffman said Sunday he’ll run for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District

09/19/2011

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$18 Billion in Construction Spending Approved

Spending approval avoids June 30th shutdown.

06/22/2011

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Acid, Trans Fats The Latest Casualties In Illinois’ ‘War on Obesity’

The Illinois House has passed a bill restricting the use of artificial trans fats in food served in restaurants or sold in vending machines.

04/16/2011

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Illinois House Rejects New Abortion Regulations

The bill would have required clinics that provide abortions to meet the same standards that apply to hospital facilities that perform outpatient procedures.

04/14/2011

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