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Comment period ending on Illinois 'fracking' rules
CARBONDALE (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources planned to accept public comments through Friday on its proposed rules to govern the high-volume oil and gas extraction method known as "fracking," then decide in the coming weeks if it will make changes based on that feedback, officials said.Continued ...
More retired Ill. workers sue over new pension law
CHICAGO (AP) — Two groups of retired state employees on Thursday became the latest organizations to pursue a court challenge of a new plan to eliminate Illinois' $100 billion public pension shortfall.Continued ...
Ill. law limits use of disabled parking placards
CHICAGO (AP) — A state law taking effect Wednesday limits the use of free on-street parking by the disabled.Continued ...
Illinois State Police ready for concealed carry
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police next week will begin taking applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons, and as many as 400,000 are expected to be submitted in the first year, officials said Monday.Continued ...
Retired Ill. teachers sue state over pension law
CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Illinois school administrators and retired teachers filed a class-action lawsuit Friday seeking to have the new law aimed at eliminating Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall thrown out, a long-anticipated move that is expected to delay implementation of the sweeping measure.Continued ...
'Lincoln' movie exhibit opens in Illinois Jan. 17
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Costumes, furniture and other props used in Steven Spielberg's 2012 film "Lincoln" are set to go on display in Springfield next month.Continued ...
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- Last-minute insurance shoppers get 1-day extension
- 'I-55 Bandit' pleads guilty to bank robbery charge
- Pension accounts don't need to sell assets in 2013
- Thousands told to start over on health insurance
- ISP denies sheriff's request on concealed carry
- Illinois gay marriages OKed for terminally ill
- Blago hearing focuses on what's legal politics
- State wards won't be moved from disabled center
- Madigan: Corporate tax breaks need review
- Mother charged with obstruction after girl's death
- Ill. pension fight could create deeper fiscal hole
- Ill. Legislature OKs fix for $100B pension crisis
- Pension plan goes to Illinois House, Senate
- Comment period ending on Illinois 'fracking' rules