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Illinois Lawmakers Approve More Casinos

Illinois lawmakers have approved a major expansion of legalized gambling for the second year in a row. But there’s little indication last year’s roadblock Gov. Pat Quinn is willing to let it through this time.

06/01/2012

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Ill. Lawmakers Still Handing Out Free Tuition Rides

A free tuition program where Illinois lawmakers award state university scholarships to friends and acquaintances is still alive.

04/19/2012

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Illinois Civil Union Medical Benefits Debated

The federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, some federal benefits aren’t afforded.

03/05/2012

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Ill. University Presidents Plea for More $$$

State university officials have begun their annual trek to Springfield, testifying about what their financial needs.

03/05/2012

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Illinois Lawmakers Want To ban Tanning Bed Use for Teens

“The purpose of being in a tanning bed is to cook yourself, to cook your skin and make it turn brown,” said Dermatologist Stephen Stone.

02/10/2012

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Illinois Debates Total Cell Phone Ban

Dave Druker of the secretary of state’s office says if there is a ban, compliance will start out low, and then grow.

01/09/2012