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Northwest Herald
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears Illinois HouseHills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, accordi
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears Illinois House
Northwest Herald / Posted 2 hours ago
Hills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, according to a Tuesday news release from the Illinois General Assembly. Recent news reports have indicated the public water systems that have undergone tests have shown... Read more
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Newsmax
Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Revoke Hastert's State PensionAn Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Spea
Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Revoke Hastert's State Pension
Newsmax / Posted 5 hours ago
An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case. Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois' General... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pensionHastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois' General Assembly Retir
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pension
Northwest Herald / Posted 5 hours ago
Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois' General Assembly Retirement System from his service in the Legislature. Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant's bill introduced Tuesday would revoke pensions for lawmakers who commit a... Read more
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Business Insurance
Lawmakers override Illinois governor's veto on Chicago police, fire pensionsChicago’s police and fire pension fund contributions will be reduced in the nea
Lawmakers override Illinois governor's veto on Chicago police, fire pensions
Business Insurance / Posted 5 hours ago
Chicago’s police and fire pension fund contributions will be reduced in the near term after the Illinois General Assembly overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the measure. The House and Senate voted Monday to override Mr. Rauner’s Friday veto of the... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Illinois bill aims to take away Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded pensionAn Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former US House speake
Illinois bill aims to take away Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded pension
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 hours ago
An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former US House speaker Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case. Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois’ General Assembly... Read more
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Salon.com
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert’s state pensionSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take aw
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert’s state pension
Salon.com / Posted 5 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case. Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears the Illinois HouseHills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, accordi
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears the Illinois House
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
Hills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, according to a Tuesday news release from the Illinois General Assembly. Recent news reports have indicated the public water systems that have undergone tests have showed... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
On and Around Campus: Week of 5/13 – 5/19The Democratic Nominee for 2nd District State Representative will take office i
On and Around Campus: Week of 5/13 – 5/19
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 19 hours ago
The Democratic Nominee for 2nd District State Representative will take office in January as the first Asian American in the Illinois general assembly. Mah will discuss her path to public service. The Real Adam Smith 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m.... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Springfield falls through the looking glass“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast
Springfield falls through the looking glass
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” More often than sometimes, the Illinois General Assembly does six head-scratching things before adjourning for the day. That includes Wednesday evening’s approval of... Read more
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Business Wire
Dynegy Announces Illinois Generation Reliability Actjobs, and reliability while we transition to PJM.” Matt Moore, IBEW 51 Busines
Dynegy Announces Illinois Generation Reliability Act
Business Wire / Posted 5 days ago
jobs, and reliability while we transition to PJM.” Matt Moore, IBEW 51 Business Manager -- “I urge the members of the Illinois General Assembly to take up and pass this legislation that would move southern Illinois into PJM and find an interim... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Many principals receive no training on anti-bullying policesindustry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, wh
Many principals receive no training on anti-bullying polices
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 6 days ago
industry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, who represents the 118th District in the Illinois General Assembly, introduced legislation urging the Shawnee National Forest to allow more recreational activities.... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Jackson H.S. grad completes basic training for Air Forceindustry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, wh
Jackson H.S. grad completes basic training for Air Force
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 6 days ago
industry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, who represents the 118th District in the Illinois General Assembly, introduced legislation urging the Shawnee National Forest to allow more recreational activities.... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Carbondale man arrested on residential burglary, trespassing chargesindustry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, wh
Carbondale man arrested on residential burglary, trespassing charges
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 6 days ago
industry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, who represents the 118th District in the Illinois General Assembly, introduced legislation urging the Shawnee National Forest to allow more recreational activities.... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Phelps measure aims to boost tourism to Shawnee National Forestindustry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, wh
Phelps measure aims to boost tourism to Shawnee National Forest
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 6 days ago
industry and bring jobs to the region, IL Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, who represents the 118th District in the Illinois General Assembly, introduced legislation urging the Shawnee National Forest to allow more recreational... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Kewanee prison will remain openwill help take a small step toward resolving some of the inmate overcrowding is
Kewanee prison will remain open
Bureau County Republican / Posted 8 days ago
will help take a small step toward resolving some of the inmate overcrowding issues as the Rauner Administration and Illinois General Assembly work collaboratively to reform the criminal justice system. It is expected the re-purposing will... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Social services advocates plead for funding during ongoing budget impasseSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With eight days left before the Illinois General Assembly
Social services advocates plead for funding during ongoing budget impasse
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With eight days left before the Illinois General Assembly is to set adjourn, there's still no sign of an agreement to end the 10-month-old budget stalemate. That could have a devastating effect on education and social service... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
For consumers, the troubling problem with so-called demand chargestechnologies. Legislating demand charges on all residential customers in order
For consumers, the troubling problem with so-called demand charges
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
technologies. Legislating demand charges on all residential customers in order to address a problem that may or may not emerge over the next several years is an outrageous proposal. We strongly urge the Illinois General Assembly to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
For consumers, the troubling problem with so-called discharge ratestechnologies. Legislating demand charges on all residential customers in order
For consumers, the troubling problem with so-called discharge rates
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
technologies. Legislating demand charges on all residential customers in order to address a problem that may or may not emerge over the next several years is an outrageous proposal. We strongly urge the Illinois General Assembly to... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Area history, May 21, 2016when the second hired director, Romeo Green, resigned because of ill health. I
Area history, May 21, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
when the second hired director, Romeo Green, resigned because of ill health. In 2001: Five session days remain for the Illinois General Assembly with a number of issues still to be resolved, including capital projects funding, tax issues,... Read more
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Business Wire
Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Holds Hearing on Next Generation Energy Plan to Support State’s Clean Energy Futureinterested stakeholders to pass legislation to ensure Illinois’ energy future r
Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Holds Hearing on Next Generation Energy Plan to Support State’s Clean Energy Future
Business Wire / Posted 11 days ago
interested stakeholders to pass legislation to ensure Illinois’ energy future remains bright.” “I urge the members of the Illinois General Assembly to take up and pass the Next Generation Energy Plan before the end of the spring. Thousands of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner's shameful agenda to strangle CPSwill demand an end to education funding discrimination based on ZIP code and ra
Rauner's shameful agenda to strangle CPS
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
will demand an end to education funding discrimination based on ZIP code and race. In the next few weeks, the governor and Illinois General Assembly will decide on a new education budget. That budget will determine the fates of Chicago Public... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in SpringfieldThe Illinois General Assembly reconvened in Springfield Tuesday in the midst of
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 13 days ago
The Illinois General Assembly reconvened in Springfield Tuesday in the midst of the state's ongoing budget stalemate. Gov. Bruce Rauner met with House Speaker Michael Madigan, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Senate President John Cullerton and... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Making sense out of Rauner's position on education fundingGov. Bruce Rauner has been visiting schools almost every day for weeks to drive
Making sense out of Rauner's position on education funding
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner has been visiting schools almost every day for weeks to drive home his message that the Illinois General Assembly must approve a funding bill by the end of this month for kindergarten through 12th grade. Rauner wants to make sure... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Here's why Chicago's Chinatown is booming, even as others across the U.S. fadechallenger in the November election, is poised to be what she and others think
Here's why Chicago's Chinatown is booming, even as others across the U.S. fade
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
challenger in the November election, is poised to be what she and others think is the first Asian-American to serve in the Illinois General Assembly. "It wasn't until changes in immigration laws that there was an increase in the number of people... Read more
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Daily Herald
Senate OKs interstate redistricting planplan was adopted 42-6 Thursday. He says it answers the call President Barack Ob
Senate OKs interstate redistricting plan
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
plan was adopted 42-6 Thursday. He says it answers the call President Barack Obama made in February when he addressed the Illinois General Assembly in which he once served. Obama called for fair redistricting processes that eliminated drawing... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
10 things you might not know about the Illinois legislatureThe Illinois General Assembly has combined with Gov. Bruce Rauner on an amazing
10 things you might not know about the Illinois legislature
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
The Illinois General Assembly has combined with Gov. Bruce Rauner on an amazing run of ineffectuality: more than 10 months without a budget. As lawmakers meet in Springfield, this special session of "10 Things" comes to order: 1. The place where... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Obama’s gorgeous goodbyeremarks at Howard were an extension of those in his final State of the Union ad
Obama’s gorgeous goodbye
Rutland Herald / Posted 19 days ago
remarks at Howard were an extension of those in his final State of the Union address in January and of those to the Illinois General Assembly in February, nine years to the day after he announced his history-making bid for the presidency.... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Frank Bruni: Obama’s pointed civics lesson to students — and usremarks at Howard were an extension of those in his final State of the Union ad
Frank Bruni: Obama’s pointed civics lesson to students — and us
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 20 days ago
remarks at Howard were an extension of those in his final State of the Union address in January and of those to the Illinois General Assembly in February, nine years to the day after he announced his history-making bid for the presidency.... Read more
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SaukValley.com
'Tax, borrow, spend' not so appealing nowThe Illinois Way – tax, borrow, spend – seems to be losing its appeal. The Demo
'Tax, borrow, spend' not so appealing now
SaukValley.com / Posted 20 days ago
The Illinois Way – tax, borrow, spend – seems to be losing its appeal. The Democratic-controlled Chicago City Council and Illinois General Assembly are struggling to rally support for their so-called progressive agendas. Even proposals that would tax... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: The Current State of the Illinois BudgetHon. Andy Manar, and Hon. David McSweeney State Representative Patti Bellock i
City Club of Chicago: The Current State of the Illinois Budget
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
Hon. Andy Manar, and Hon. David McSweeney State Representative Patti Bellock is currently serving her eighth term in the Illinois General Assembly. Appointed Deputy Minority Leader in October 2013, her assignments include serving as Chief Budget... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Fallen Tazewell County sheriff's deputy honoredCounty sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness, who was ambushed and shot in 2014, and d
Fallen Tazewell County sheriff's deputy honored
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 22 days ago
County sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness, who was ambushed and shot in 2014, and died from his injuries on Sept. 14, 2015.The Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved designating a stretch of Illinois Route 9 in Tazewell as the... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Officials target painkillers in fight against heroin and opioid addictionLaliberte, a Buffalo Grove resident and Stevenson High School graduate, who die
Officials target painkillers in fight against heroin and opioid addiction
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 24 days ago
Laliberte, a Buffalo Grove resident and Stevenson High School graduate, who died seven years ago from a drug overdose. The Illinois General Assembly passed a similar provision in 2015, also named for Laliberte. Congressman Dold also co-chairs the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The Illinois Way is failing Democrats in Chicago and SpringfieldIllinois Way — tax, borrow, spend — seems to be losing its appeal. The Democrat
The Illinois Way is failing Democrats in Chicago and Springfield
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
Illinois Way — tax, borrow, spend — seems to be losing its appeal. The Democrat-controlled Chicago City Council and Illinois General Assembly are struggling to rally support for their so-called progressive agendas. Even proposals that would... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Fallen Tazewell County sheriff's deputy honoredCounty sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness, who was ambushed and shot in 2014, and d
Fallen Tazewell County sheriff's deputy honored
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 25 days ago
County sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness, who was ambushed and shot in 2014, and died from his injuries on Sept. 14, 2015.The Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved designating a stretch of Illinois Route 9 in Tazewell as the... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Fallen Tazewell County sheriff honoredCounty sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness, who was ambushed and shot in 2014, and d
Fallen Tazewell County sheriff honored
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 25 days ago
County sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Maness, who was ambushed and shot in 2014, and died from his injuries on Sept. 14, 2015.The Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday unanimously approved designating a stretch of Illinois Route 9 in Tazewell as the... Read more
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Business Wire
Next Generation Energy Plan to Protect and Create Jobs, Deliver Clean Energy and Jumpstart Solar Development, Nearly Double Energy Efficiency, Provide for $1B in Low-Income Assistance, and Secure Future of Illinois’ Nuclear PlantsEmission Standard,” said Clinton Administrator Tim Followell. “Our families and
Next Generation Energy Plan to Protect and Create Jobs, Deliver Clean Energy and Jumpstart Solar Development, Nearly Double Energy Efficiency, Provide for $1B in Low-Income Assistance, and Secure Future of Illinois’ Nuclear Plants
Business Wire / Posted 26 days ago
Emission Standard,” said Clinton Administrator Tim Followell. “Our families and our way of life will be devastated if the Illinois General Assembly fails to act and act now on this important legislation.” The group today said it would work with... Read more
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Kewanee Star Courier
Chicago Tribune: “It’s time to close” IYC-Kewaneeas reasons for the closing.The Commission on Government Forecasting and Account
Chicago Tribune: “It’s time to close” IYC-Kewanee
Kewanee Star Courier / Posted 26 days ago
as reasons for the closing.The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, comprised of 12 members of the Illinois General Assembly, is to vote May 3 in Springfield on whether to recommend closing IYC-Kewanee. “We urge the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Budget $3.5 Billion Out of Balancesituation represents a new low in fiscal management by the General Assembly and
Rauner Budget $3.5 Billion Out of Balance
NBC Chicago / Posted 27 days ago
situation represents a new low in fiscal management by the General Assembly and the governor," the report reads. The Illinois General Assembly reconvened Tuesday after a week-long break. According to Politico, two bipartisan groups are... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room’s Legislative Round-Up: Lawmakers Return to SpringfieldFollowing a weeklong break for the observance of Passover, the Illinois General
Ward Room’s Legislative Round-Up: Lawmakers Return to Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 28 days ago
Following a weeklong break for the observance of Passover, the Illinois General Assembly will reconvene Tuesday. The Senate is scheduled to be in session from Tuesday through Friday and the House will meet Tuesday through Thursday. May is a pivotal... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois lawmakers pushing bill to regulate daily fantasy sportsand DraftKings to amend their terms of use to no longer allow Illinois resident
Illinois lawmakers pushing bill to regulate daily fantasy sports
Northwest Herald / Posted 30 days ago
and DraftKings to amend their terms of use to no longer allow Illinois residents to participate in contests unless the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation specifically exempting daily fantasy sports contests from state gambling... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Just 3 in 1,000 juvenile arrest records expunged in Illinois, report saysexpungements over the decade. Nearly 90 percent of the counties averaged less t
Just 3 in 1,000 juvenile arrest records expunged in Illinois, report says
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
expungements over the decade. Nearly 90 percent of the counties averaged less than one juvenile expungement per year. The Illinois General Assembly called for the commission to research the issue in a joint resolution passed in December... Read more
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NBC Chicago
State Senator Wants Hastert Stripped of Public Pensionsattempted to use hush money to cover up sexual abuse dating back to his time as
State Senator Wants Hastert Stripped of Public Pensions
NBC Chicago / Posted 1 months ago
attempted to use hush money to cover up sexual abuse dating back to his time as a Yorkville teacher. Hastert served in the Illinois General Assembly and Congress. He was ultimately named Speaker of the House in 1999. Over Hastert’s career, he... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Congress can solve Illinois' pension crisisClause to define classes of debtors and structure relief accordingly." If such
Congress can solve Illinois' pension crisis
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
Clause to define classes of debtors and structure relief accordingly." If such a law had been in effect in 2013, the Illinois General Assembly could have passed legislation and the state could then have sought to implement it through the... Read more

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