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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.

05/24/2012

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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.

05/08/2012

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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.

02/27/2012

Springfield, IL

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.

02/06/2012

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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

Sen. Mike Jacobs (left) and Sen. Kyle McCarter.

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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