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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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Illinois Gov. Quinn Vows To Pursue Assault Weapons Ban

The Senate voted 49-4 to override Quinn’s legislation to prohibit the sale or possession of semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines and .50-caliber guns.

11/28/2012

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Constitutional Activist Says Illinois Amendment Is Confusing

John C. Bambenek, a Champaign resident who’s now running for the state Senate, is suing the state Board of Elections over the amendment.

10/19/2012

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Illinois Lawmakers Consider Cutting Their Own Pensions

Proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.

08/17/2012

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Strip Club Tax On the Way in Illinois

Illinois’ rape crisis centers are closer to getting a new source of funding – from clubs where people take off all their clothes and dance.

05/25/2012

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