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Clergy Letter Asks Ill. House to OK Gay Marriage

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.

11/04/2013

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Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn’s Veto on Energy Bill

The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.

05/22/2013

Get Prepared Expo and Gun Show Invades Lebanon

Ill. Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition Limit

The Executive Committee voted 12-3 on legislation to ban the delivery, sale or transfer of ammunition feeding devices of more than 10 rounds after emotional testimony.

05/21/2013

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Illinois Legislature Sends Medical Marijuana Bill to Gov. Quinn

The 35-21 Senate vote was much less narrow than a 61-57 vote in the Illinois House last month.

05/17/2013

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Illinois Department of Transportation Opposes 70 MPH Speed Limit

The speed limit in Wisconsin is 65, but it’s 70 in all other states adjacent to Illinois.

05/14/2013

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Illinois House Passes ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’

“Basic rights such as the right to maintain gainful employment, to access public services and spaces, to access emergency medical care, and the right to vote…cannot be denied”

05/13/2013

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Ill. Senate OKs Bill to Regulate Use of Drones

Democratic Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston is the sponsor of the bill. Biss says his proposal will help maintain people’s reasonable expectation of privacy.

04/18/2013

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Illinois Could Follow Missouri’s Lead On Veteran Tuition

“This is an opportunity for us to give back to those who have sacrificed for their country,” said State Sen. Michael Hastings (D-Orland Hills).

04/15/2013

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Illinois Lottery Pushes For Online Expansion

Online sales are less than one-half of 1 percent of the lottery’s total take. The bill has passed the Senate Executive Committee.

03/25/2013

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Illinois Bill Would Reappoint SIU Board Of Trustees

“It’s time to reconstitute the board and have a rough geographic balance and give the Senate and the governor an opportunity to reset,” Bill Haine said.

03/12/2013

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