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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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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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