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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 ...
Ill. lawmakers off to slow start in fall session
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Legislature's fall session got off to a sputtering start Tuesday, as lawmakers delayed action on the two biggest issues on their agenda and a deal to address the state's multibillion-dollar pension shortfall had yet to materialize.Continued ...
Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two days after a friend died of a cocaine overdose at Michael Cook's western Illinois hunting lodge, the St. Clair County circuit judge was back on the bench, presiding over a murder trial.Continued ...
Health care law turns to social media in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Inside a command center at a Chicago marketing agency, a small team of social media experts hunkers down to monitor online chatter about President Barack Obama's health care law, answer questions on Facebook from discouraged consumers and post information and advice on Twitter.Continued ...
Prosecutors: Man gave heroin to judge almost daily
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man admitted in federal court Thursday his role in a heroin-trafficking ring that prosecutors say involved supplying the drug almost daily to a sitting judge who resigned after being accused of heroin possession.Continued ...
- 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
- Parolee accused of murder never got ankle monitor
- Illinois launches health insurance marketplace
- Illinois readies for potential federal shutdown
- Lawyer: Ex-Murray residents facing poor conditions
- Gaming board won't let casinos stay open 24 hours