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Some Illinois Democrats defy leaders on tax rises
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Some Illinois Democratic lawmakers reluctant to vote to make tax increases permanent are splitting with party leaders and calling for alternative approaches such as gradually reducing income tax rates or finding spending cuts to help balance the budget.Continued ...
Illinois lawmaker pushes again for gambling plan
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A state lawmaker is making a last-minute push to expand gambling in Illinois, a revenue option he says should be on the table if Democratic leaders can't gather enough votes for a tax increase within the next two weeks.Continued ...
Felon faces gun charge tied to deadly bank robbery
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former convict and registered sex offender was charged Friday with a federal weapons count linked to a botched southern Illinois bank holdup in which two women workers were stabbed to death and a third critically injured by a knife.Continued ...
Illinois House Democrats reluctant to pass budget
SPRINGFIELD (AP) Illinois House Democrats showed their reluctance to embrace an extension of the state's income tax increase Thursday when they passed dozens of bills to create a budget for next year by only the narrowest of margins.Continued ...
Judge halts Illinois pension overhaul until ruling
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Sangamon County judge stopped Illinois' state pension overhaul law from taking effect Wednesday, issuing a stay on the law until the court can rule on its constitutionality.Continued ...
Illinois Democrats advance budget with tax rise
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are moving forward with a 2015 budget that is based upon an extension of Illinois' temporary income tax increase.Continued ...
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