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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.


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Ill. Legislators Face Tough Votes After Break

Major issues include oil drilling, casinos and same-sex marriage.


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Lion Meat For Sale in Illinois?

State lawmaker from Chicago says it is, and he wants to ban the process.


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Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Limit Lame-Duck Votes

Bill would require three-fifth’s vote instead of simple majority during lame-duck sessions.


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Corporate Tax Transparency Bill Defeated In Illinois House

Opponents said it was a breach of both confidentiality and competitiveness.


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Illinois Senate Delays Gay Marriage Floor Vote

The proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples will get a committee hearing but there aren’t currently enough votes to pass it on the floor.


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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).


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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.


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Illinois House Panel Approves Pension Overhaul

A plan to cut government pensions and shift some retirement costs to schools has cleared its first hurdle in the Illinois Legislature.


Ill. House To Meet Again On Tax Relief Package

House members to take another crack at passing tax relief package




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