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Illinois Bill Would Ban Teens From Tanning Beds

Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is sponsoring the bill. She says the light emitted from tanning beds is a Class 1 carcinogen.

02/26/2013

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Illinois State Senator Expects ‘Rapid Pace’ For Gambling Bill

While not ruling out anything, Sen. Terry Link said it would be similar to his previous proposal of five new casinos.

01/14/2013

Illinois Senate Leaders Reflect On Do-Nothing Lame Duck Session

Christine Radogno says the lame duck session didn’t live up to the hype; “a lot of expectation, and not a lot of substance happened.”

01/04/2013

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Illinois Inches Closer To Same-Sex Marriage Legalization

While the bill passed along party lines, even one of the “no” voters says people had better get ready for a different world.

01/04/2013

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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.

01/03/2013

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Illinois Senate Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon urged Illinoisans to contact their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of the legislation.

01/02/2013

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Illinois Senate Upholds Veto Of ‘Smoker Discrimination’ Bill

The bill that would have allowed a private company to discriminate by not hiring smokers. They upheld the governor’s veto of the bill.

12/31/2012

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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).

12/31/2012

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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.

12/25/2012

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Illinois License Fee For State Parks Goes To Governor

The plan to cut into a $750 million backlog in park maintenance and repairs now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn.

11/28/2012

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