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Ill. delegation struggles with decision on Syria
ST. LOUIS (AP) — During his five years heading Illinois' National Guard, Bill Enyart oversaw the biggest single deployment of the guard's soldiers since World War II: Some came back from Afghanistan wounded; others in coffins.Continued ...
Critics question Ill. Capitol's new $670K doors
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Critics are befuddled by Illinois' decision to pay nearly $670,000 for three sets of copper-plated wooden doors at the Capitol building, saying it is too "elegant" a purchase for a state whose pension fund is underfunded by $100 billion.Continued ...
Capitol renovation includes $669,608 for doorways
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials said Wednesday that three sets of copper-plated wooden doorways being installed at the Illinois Capitol cost the state $669,608, and that more of such doors could be installed in the years to come.Continued ...
GOP hopeful Rauner rolls out term-limits proposal
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Declaring the moment ripe to address "failure in Springfield," Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner unveiled a proposal Tuesday to impose eight-year term limits on Illinois lawmakers while also shrinking the size of the state Senate and giving the governor more power to override legislators' vetoes.Continued ...
'Heat days' become more common for sweaty schools
CHICAGO (AP) — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet towels to drape around their necks.Continued ...
Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrants
CHICAGO (AP) — After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, focused longer-term and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of civil rights comparisons.Continued ...
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- Ill. delegation struggles with decision on Syria