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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois Lawmakers Take Pay Cut

Gov. Quinn signed the pay cuts into law Saturday.


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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.




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