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Illinois Lawmakers OK Minimum Wage Ballot Measure

The legislation now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who supports an increase.

05/28/2014

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Illinois Lawmakers Shoot Down So-Called ‘Soda Tax’

An Illinois House committee has rejected a proposed tax on sweetened drinks that supporters say would help fight obesity.

05/27/2014

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Ill. Fire Marshal Urges Safety Over Memorial Day

The Office of the State Fire Marshal released tips on Friday for those hoping to get outside and grill or go on camping trips.

05/24/2014

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Madigan: Raise Tax on Millionaires for More Education Funding

Madigan says collecting a 3 percent surcharge on income greater than $1 million would pump an extra $550 per pupil into the state education fund.

05/23/2014

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Quinn Urges House Democrats to Support Tax Hike

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be “savage” budget cuts.

05/20/2014

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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.

05/14/2014

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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.

05/08/2014

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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.

05/06/2014

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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.

05/02/2014

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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,

05/02/2014

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