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Gov. Rauner Uses Veto to Amend Pot Decriminalization Bills

Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto authority Friday to alter a pair of marijuana bills, setting higher fines in a measure decriminalizing small amounts of the drug and scaling back an extension to Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program.

08/14/2015

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Illinois 2 Months Away from Legal Marijuana Sales

The number of applications for medical marijuana cards has increased by 40 percent since March.

08/14/2015

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Gov. Rauner Signs Lawmakers’ Rejected Pay Hike

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law barring Illinois lawmakers from receiving a pay raise this year.

08/13/2015

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Illinois Democrats Relent, Adopt ‘Clean’ Federal Funds Bill

The Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and cancer screenings after Democrats backed off their push to include some state spending in the bill.

08/12/2015

Members of the Ferguson Police Department wear body cameras during a rally August 30, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Illinois Governor Signs Police Guidelines for Body Cameras

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation making Illinois among the first states to establish a comprehensive plan addressing police procedures including body cameras.

08/12/2015

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Body Parts Found at Scene Days After Fiery Truck Crash

The father of a southern Illinois man who died in a fiery weekend crash says a piece of his son’s skull and the son’s hands were found at the crash site days later.

08/12/2015

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House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner’s Protest

What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.

08/11/2015

Las Vegas Strip (credit: Randy Yagi)

Non-Stop Flights to Vegas Out of Mid-America Airport to Begin in November

Allegiant Air manager of airports Eric Fletcher says it’s already a hot ticket, with an introductory fair – all taxes and fees included – of $49 each way.

08/11/2015

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$1M in Jewelry, Gems Missing From Peoria Antique Show

Show officials reported the thefts from the Mid America Antique Show and Sale at Exposition Gardens early Sunday morning.

08/10/2015

Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake (Bill Reker/KMOX)

Mysterious Fungus Killing Snakes in at Least 9 States

In Illinois, the fungus is killing 80 to 90 percent of the eastern massasauga rattlesnakes that contract it in an already tiny population of about 300 in four counties.

08/09/2015

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