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Mo. Bill Would Allow ‘Beer By The Bottle’ Sales

Missouri retailers could start selling beer by the bottle under legislation given initial approval in the state Senate.

03/11/2014

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Mo. Gun Control Bill Passes Senate

Federal agents would be sent to jail for enforcing some federal gun control laws under legislation endorsed by a Missouri House panel.

03/07/2014

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Lawmakers Would Prohibit 911 Dispatchers from Tipping Off Criminals

A proposed bill in Illinois would prohibit 911 dispatchers from tipping off criminals.

03/05/2014

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Ill. Senate Eyes Tax on Soft Drinks

An Illinois lawmaker wants a soda tax as part of an effort to promote healthy living.

02/18/2014

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Father Fights for Eyewitness Testimony Measure

The father of a man exonerated for murder is focused on eyewitness identification procedures.

02/18/2014

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Journalists Could Face Felony Under New Legislation

New legislation is being proposed after an incident where a reporter attempted to test school security.

02/18/2014

State Reps Cracking Down on Heroin Abuse

A group of Republicans in the Illinois House are looking to attack the issue of heroin abuse.

02/14/2014

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Mo. House Panel To Hear ‘Right To Work’ Bill

The first bill being considered by a Missouri House committee this year would prohibit the payment of union fees from being a condition of employment.

01/13/2014

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Gov. Quinn Will Sign Gay Marriage Bill This Month

The Chicago Democrat told reporters Wednesday that it’s a matter of logistics for planning an event that will involve numerous activists and advocates involved in lobbying for the measure.

11/06/2013

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Debate On Gay Marriage Legislation Begins in Illinois

Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.

11/05/2013

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