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$18 Billion in Construction Spending Approved

Spending approval avoids June 30th shutdown.

06/22/2011

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Illinois Government Construction Shutdown Avoided

Without that legislation, authorities said, construction would have been halted on June 30, putting thousands of people out of work.

06/17/2011

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Authorities do not Press Charges in Ill. Senator Assault

An Illinois senator accused another lawmaker of punching him after a heated debate.

06/08/2011

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Illinois Lawmakers Demanding Guidelines on Parole Violations

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KMOX) The Illinois Senate has voted to demand guidelines on which parole violations require sending inmates back to prison after they have been released early. Senators also are ordering the Illinois Department of Corrections […]

04/14/2011

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Illinois Aims to Reform ‘Out of Control’ Workers’ Comp System

“Workers’ comp overhaul is the single most important piece of legislation that we can pass this session to prove we’re serious about improving the business climate”

04/13/2011

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Could Illinois’ Income Tax Hike Become Permanent?

Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno says yes, because the state’s financial condition won’t be any better four years from now. It’ll be worse.

04/09/2011

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Illinois Legislature Hears Presentation on Economy

A joint hearing of the Illinois House and Senate Revenue Committees heard the presentation Tuesday.

02/09/2011

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Measure to Repeal Illinois Tax Hike Has ‘Majority’ says Senator

One Illinois state senator wants to undo the tax increase passed by lame duck legislators.

01/18/2011

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