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Democrats cooperate with probe of Quinn's program
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — In a potential election-year embarrassment for Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois Democrats said Wednesday that they'll continue cooperating with a legislative review of his $55 million anti-violence program, which a key Republican called a "shameless, useless waste of taxpayer dollars."Continued ...
Illinois House advances 2015 budget
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Having given up on extending Illinois' temporary income tax increase — at least for now — the Illinois Legislature is moving forward with a scaled-back budget that could lead to layoffs, further delays in paying the state's bills and a post-election vote to make the tax hike permanent or generate some other source of revenue.Continued ...
Democrats regroup, craft budget without higher tax
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois House Democrats scaled back their spending aspirations Monday, saying they're giving up on extending a temporary income tax increase and getting to work on a more modest budget with just five days left in the spring session.Continued ...
Bill seeks to jump-start 'fracking' in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker has introduced a proposal to jump-start the practice of oil drilling known as "fracking" in Illinois.Continued ...
Sen. Kirk wants probe of new VA hospital claims
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that there is new evidence of a "culture of corruption" at a veterans hospital in suburban Chicago and that a federal investigation of the facility should examine whether any alleged delays in treatment contributed to the deaths of patients.Continued ...
Illinois redistricting group lacks signatures
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The group that wants to take the politically powerful process of drawing election maps away from Illinois lawmakers is facing more challenges after election authorities found that a majority of petition signatures needed to put the question to voters were invalid.Continued ...
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