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Madigan: Budget Vote Helps with Tax Increase

Illinois powerful House speaker says a vote on Democrats’ 2015 budget, will help to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase.


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Graduation Selfies? Absolutely, Says Ill. School

Some Illinois colleges are asking students to, please, avoid the temptation to take a selfie on graduation day.


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82 Cases of Mumps Reported in Illinois So Far

The Illinois Department of Public Health says this year’s total is already the highest since 2008 when 91 cases were reported.


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Missouri and Illinois Exceed Predicted Totals for Obamacare

Missouri and Illinois have both exceeded the predicted totals for enrollment in the expanded Medicaid coverage.


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Illinois Pastor Will Officiate Same-Sex Marriages

On June 1, same sex marriages will be legal in the state of Illinois, but one church has already been officiating marriages for at least 10 years,


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Illinois Soda Tax Loses Its Fizz

It’s been three months and the issue has not come up for any hearings with the end of the session approaching quickly.


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Medical Marijuana Legal in Ill., But Not Yet Available

Medical marijuana is now legal in the state of Illinois, but it may not be until the end of the year that it’s available to the people.


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Gov. Quinn Backs Term Limits for Constitutional Officers

Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit the terms of state constitutional officers.


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Illinois Tweaks Medical Marijuana Law

One big change is lowering the price for a medical marijuana card.


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Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest by Illinois Law

A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future.