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Gun bill stopped; Ill. lawmakers leave work undone
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A push to fight crime by imposing stiffer penalties for having guns on urban streets came to a halt Thursday when black lawmakers in the Illinois House used a procedural measure to stall proposed legislation, saying the bill was too focused on locking up young menContinued ...
Ill. lawmakers OK tax breaks, but no pension deal
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have approved tax incentives for Archer Daniels Midland Company and the newly merged OfficeMax and Office Depot. But they expect to end the fall session without action on the state's $100 billion pension shortfall.Continued ...
Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriages
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Historic votes Tuesday in the Illinois Legislature positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama's home state.Continued ...
Pension deal elusive in final days of fall session
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As the Illinois Legislature's annual fall session enters its final days, lawmakers are still tinkering with possible solutions to the state's $97 billion pension crisis while advocates for same-sex marriage are pushing for a vote in the House, where the issue stalled last spring.Continued ...
Gaming board won't let casinos stay open 24 hours
CHICAGO (AP) — Gamblers at Illinois' 10 casinos must take a break whether they like it or not after the state's gaming board decided Thursday not to allow them to stay open around the clock.Continued ...
Concerns over Ill. gambling expansion resurface
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers re-opened talks Wednesday on a gambling expansion measure in the hopes of reaching a deal that could get through the Legislature and win the approval of Gov. Pat Quinn, only to see the same issues that doomed earlier proposals resurface.Continued ...
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- Health care law turns to social media in Illinois
- Prosecutors: Man gave heroin to judge almost daily
- Quinn pleased court will hear appeal on pay case
- Emanuel pushes gun legislation after park shooting
- CUB: Ill. residents can save on winter heat bills
- Despite ruling, Quinn vows to manage without pay
- 20 tornadoes recorded in Illinois so far this year
- Judge says Murray Home case can move forward
- Illinois prepares for immigrant drivers licenses
- FBI: Man's pipe bombs intended for sex offenders
- Shutdown crimps Ill. region's prized recreation
- Pension deal uncertain as Ill. veto session nears
- Gun bill stopped; Ill. lawmakers leave work undone