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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 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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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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.


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Ill Lawmakers Try Again to Expand Gambling

The governor has long opposed slot machines at racetracks, even though supporters say it’s just adding new gambling to places where gambling already exists.


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Illinois Lawmakers Say No to Social Media Passwords

Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno says businesses which ask for job seekers’ social media passwords are going too far.



Early Voting In Illinois Begins

Voters do not need a reason to vote early in the primaries. The primary election in Illinois is March 20.


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Not All Illinois Politicans are Crooks

Phil Rock, who was president of the Illinois Senate from 1979 to 1993, has co-written a book which tells how he tried to do things the right way.