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Smaller Guns Popular Among Concealed Carry Permit Holders

After acquiring their new concealed carry permit, thousands of Metro-East residents are going shopping for a new, or maybe their first, weapon. So, what are they buying?

04/08/2014

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Lawyers: Ill. Hazing Law Vague, Unconstitutional

Lawyers representing five former fraternity members charged following the 2012 death of a pledge are claiming the state’s hazing statute is too vague.

04/07/2014

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Illinois State Police Listing Firearms Instructors With Revoked Licenses

More than a dozen instructors in Illinois have provided improper firearms training in the first three months of the state’s new concealed carry law.

04/03/2014

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Illinois State Officials Announce Homebuyer Assistance

Gov. Pat Quinn announced a program Tuesday that helps new homebuyers get $7,500 to help make a down payment on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

04/01/2014

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Illinois Creates New Rules on Wild Hog Hunting

Wild hogs have become so much of an issue that the state has come out with new rules about the release, transportation and harvest of the animals.

04/01/2014

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100 Salmonella Cases Due to Mexican-Style Cheese

The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a warning Thursday. Officials say the cases are across 13 counties and have been reported by local health departments since 2012.

03/28/2014

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Proposal to Add Tax on Millionaires Advances

The day after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, a proposal to impose an additional tax on millionaires was sent to the House floor Thursday.

03/28/2014

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Illinois Expanded Medicaid—What Now?

Yesterday, Missouri hospitals blamed nearly 1,000 layoffs, a hiring freeze, and delays in capital projects, on the state legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid.

03/27/2014

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Quinn: Extending Income Tax Hike is ‘Tough Choice’

Gov. Pat Quinn knows trying to make the state’s temporary income tax increase permanent will be a “tough choice” for Illinois lawmakers, but the issue could be even tougher for voters who’ll decide if the Chicago Democrat gets another term.

03/27/2014

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Illinois Poison Center Could Shutter Doors

There’s a bill in the Senate floor right now that would re-allocate 2 cents of your phone bill from other emergency services and onto the poison center.

03/19/2014

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