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Rauner Praises House Vote to Block Lawmaker Pay Raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state’s budget stalemate. The 110-1 vote would still […]


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Gay Marriage Remains A Tough Sell In Illinois

Despite Democratic majorities in both houses, support for gay marriage remains weak.


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An End to Politically Connected College Scholarships

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign a bill that does away with controversial and sometimes abused legislative scholarships.


Tax Breaks in Illinois … Maybe

Lawmakers are considering a package of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. One version has already passed the Senate, but bombed in the House.


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