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Pension deal elusive in final days of fall session
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — As the Illinois Legislature's annual fall session enters its final days, lawmakers are still tinkering with possible solutions to the state's $97 billion pension crisis while advocates for same-sex marriage are pushing for a vote in the House, where the issue stalled last spring.Continued ...
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 ...
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- Pension deal elusive in final days of fall session