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New Bill Would Make ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Ill. Children Illegal

The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.

01/21/2015

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Ill. Gov. Rauner Wants to Take Closer Look at Gaming Industry

Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighboring states.

01/20/2015

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Income Tax Season Begins Today

This year will be interesting for those who purchased health insurance on the exchange – they estimated their income and received a tax credit to help pay for their insurance.

01/20/2015

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Police: 2014 Concealed-Carry Permits in Illinois Top 91,000

Cook County, which includes Chicago, led the way with almost 24,000 permits, or more than one-quarter of Illinois’ total. Suburban Will County was a distant second, with more than 6,100 permits.

01/16/2015

The old eastbound Interstate 70 ramp to the Poplar Street Bridge is coming down for good. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Interstate 44 Shutting Down this Weekend

At 8 p.m. Friday, crews will shut down the depressed section of Interstate 44 and I-44 and Interstate 55 ramps to the Poplar Street Bridge so they can tear down the Memorial Drive ramp.

01/15/2015

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Could IL Legalize Recreational Marijuana with Rauner as Governor?

Dan Linn, Illinois director of the pro-pot group NORML, thinks it’s possible considering the money the state could rake in from legalization.

01/08/2015

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Disease List for Illinois Medical Marijuana Could Grow

Dozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois’ new pilot program, but the list doesn’t include post-traumatic stress disorder, arthritis or migraines conditions some other states allow.

01/06/2015

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Some Illinois Children Will Qualify for Medical Marijuana

Illinois children with epilepsy and other seizure disorders will be able to use medical marijuana products under a new law in the New Year.

12/30/2014

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Tax Drop to Put More Money in Illinois Paychecks

Illinois taxpayers will have a little extra cash next year.

12/29/2014

Police is riot gear stage outside of the Edward Jones Dome in the fourth quarter of the Oakland Raiders - St. Louis Rams football game in St. Louis on November 30, 2014. Police were anticipating trouble from protestors who have been vocal after the Ferguson grand jury decision. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

REPORT: Illinois Police Spent $120K After Ferguson

Illinois police departments in suburban St. Louis spent about $120,000 on overtime and riot protection gear in preparation for possible unrest stemming from events in Ferguson, law enforcement records show.

12/29/2014

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