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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.

04/24/2014

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Illinois Tweaks Medical Marijuana Law

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

04/22/2014

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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.

04/22/2014

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Mayors’ Group Pushes for Illinois Pension Reform

More than two dozen Illinois mayors are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems for local police and fire departments.

04/21/2014

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Spike in Mumps Cases Reported Across Illinois

There have been 52 cases of the viral infection reported in Morgan and Sangamon counties so far this year.

04/18/2014

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Former Gov’t Informant Charged with Wire Fraud

A Chicago real estate developer is facing federal charges after he allegedly stole $370,000 from a Chicago suburb.

04/18/2014

Police say the suspect is linked to at least 3 shootings on Kansas City highways. (Getty Images)

Police Arrest Suspect In Kansas City Highway Shootings

Authorities are searching the un-named suspect’s home and a green Dodge Neon parked behind it has been towed away.

04/17/2014

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Bill Passes to Implement Retirement Plan in Illinois

State Senator Daniel Bisssponsors a bill that will create a retirement plan for companies that currently do not have one in place for employees.

04/14/2014

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Illinois Cracks Down on Cell Phone Laws

Illinois State Trooper says that they are switching gears from seat belts tickets to cell phones.

04/14/2014

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Sen. Durbin Rallies Support for Raised Minimum Wage

Durbin is a major backer of the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act”, which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.

04/14/2014

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