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GOP candidates for governor differ on gun laws
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — As Illinois prepares to become the last state in the nation to issue concealed-carry gun permits, the four Republicans contending for Illinois governor express a range of differing views about additional gun issues facing the state, including a proposed ban on assault-style weapons and stricter gun-crime sentences.Continued ...
Ill. governor presses for disaster aid overhaul
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn lobbied in Congress' backyard Monday for a legislative overhaul of the federal government's formula for doling out disaster assistance, questioning why his disaster-plagued state was rebuffed after a recent series of deadly tornadoes.Continued ...
GOP hopefuls: Prisons crowded, but fixes elusive
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The four Republican candidates for governor are in agreement when it comes to Illinois prisons: There are too many inmates, not enough cells and quick action is needed to address what they say is a public safety threat.Continued ...
Rauner can't shake questions about child's school
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — As he campaigns to be Illinois' next governor, billionaire businessman Bruce Rauner of Winnetka cannot shake questions about his daughter's admission to an elite Chicago public school where he later made a hefty donation — a sensitive issue in a state with a history of political clout and scandal.Continued ...
Illinois Senate Republicans outline budget demands
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Senate Republicans gave Democrats a list of conditions Wednesday that must be met before they'll sign off on a budget, an early signal of the tense negotiations ahead as lawmakers scramble to fill an anticipated $3 billion gap in state revenues.Continued ...
GOP governor candidates debate in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois' four Republican gubernatorial candidates said Tuesday that they'll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on the personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.Continued ...
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