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Quinn Makes Minor Cuts to $35.7B Illinois Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday largely approved a 2015 state budget he has criticized as “incomplete” for not extending a temporary income tax increase.

07/01/2014

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Illinois House To Convene Next Week On Pensions

Illinois House lawmakers are expected to gather in Springfield next week to approve a possible solution to the state’s roughly $100 billion pension crisis.

11/26/2013

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Illinois Illegal Immigrants Can Soon Apply for Driver’s Licenses

The new program to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants is ready to be rolled out.

10/29/2013

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Judge Sets Sept. Arguments in Lawmaker Pay Suit

Cook County Circuit Judge said oral arguments will be presented Sept. 18 for the lawsuit filed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.

08/06/2013

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Ill. Senators Want Gov. Quinn’s Gun Verdict

The plea signed by 23 Democrats, including Senate President John Cullerton, said Quinn should “make his intentions known” so lawmakers have time to react before a July 9 court-ordered deadline for implementing a plan.

06/20/2013

Slow Movement on Answer to Illinois Pension Crisis

With just three days to go, lawmakers are inching along on a solution to Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension crisis

05/29/2013

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Another Concealed Carry Compromise Proposed in Illinois Legislature

State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) says he is working on another compromise which, he says, combines the best of the House bill and a stalled Senate bill.

05/28/2013

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Ill. House Approves Concealed Carry Bill Opposed by Gov. Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has called the plan a “massive overreach” because it would wipe out all local gun regulations, including Chicago’s ban on assault-style weapons.

05/24/2013

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Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn’s Veto on Energy Bill

The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.

05/22/2013

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Illinois Senate Committee Approves 2 Pension Proposals

Two somewhat similar pension proposals moved out of a top committee Wednesday in hopes of generating momentum on addressing Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension problem.

03/14/2013

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