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Ill. Moves Closer to Allowing Cameras in Nursing Home Rooms

The measure, which now moves to the Illinois Senate, would allow families to pay for installation of video equipment in residents’ rooms.

04/22/2015

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Illinois’ Heroin-Fighting Program Costs $25M

Bipartisan bill would also address prescription drug abuse

03/02/2015

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Illinois Lawmakers Will Soon Consider Cameras in Nursing Homes

Rep. Greg Harris says the Illinois bill would allow nursing home residents and their families to install recording devices in their rooms.

03/02/2015

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Illinois Lawmakers Pass Rideshare Rules

Zero-tolerance on drugs & alcohol is part of legislation

12/03/2014

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Could “Historical Racing” Be Coming To Illinois?

State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) proposes it as way to prop up sagging horse racing track revenue.

11/16/2014

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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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Troy, Ill. Youth Baker Prompts Legislation

Shut down of Chloe Stirling’s cupcake business gave lawmakers idea for home-baking regulations

05/13/2014

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Illinois Lawmaker Takes Aim At Capitol Food, Fitness Habits

State Rep. Don Moffitt is forming a “fitness caucus” at the Capitol to encourage fellow lawmakers, others to shed some pounds and eat healthier.

02/22/2014

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Illinois Lawmakers Take Pay Cut

Gov. Quinn signed the pay cuts into law Saturday.

06/22/2013

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Energy Companies Look To Make Southern Illinois Future Home Of ‘Fracking’

This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.

05/06/2013

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