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The Champaign News-Gazette
Urbana's Madigan calls on incumbent Bennett to embrace legislative reformsall of Champaign, Urbana and Danville, and takes in most of Champaign and Vermi
Urbana's Madigan calls on incumbent Bennett to embrace legislative reforms
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted an hour ago
all of Champaign, Urbana and Danville, and takes in most of Champaign and Vermilion counties. "Over the decades, the Illinois General Assembly has passed law after law that has given preferential treatment to themselves. It's time to end... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Illinois high court overturns law cutting civil juries to 6legislature had the authority to reduce the size of a civil jury prior to the 1
Illinois high court overturns law cutting civil juries to 6
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
legislature had the authority to reduce the size of a civil jury prior to the 1970 convention." The Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly OK'd the change in late 2014 — just before Republican Bruce Rauner became governor. Advocates... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois Executive Mansion work to follow funding rulesadministration efforts to move traditional state functions to the private secto
Illinois Executive Mansion work to follow funding rules
Northwest Herald / Posted 6 days ago
administration efforts to move traditional state functions to the private sector have drawn criticism from Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly and labor groups concerned that private fundraising is an attempt to bypass traditional state rules... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Illinois Executive Mansion work to follow funding rulesadministration efforts to move traditional state functions to the private secto
Illinois Executive Mansion work to follow funding rules
Daily Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
administration efforts to move traditional state functions to the private sector have drawn criticism from Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly and labor groups concerned that private fundraising is an attempt to bypass traditional state rules... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Race to Watch: 9th Congressional Districthas served as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 9th congressional district
Race to Watch: 9th Congressional District
NBC Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
has served as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 9th congressional district since 1999. Prior to that, she served in the Illinois General Assembly for eight years. The congresswoman is a pro-choice candidate who supports LGBTQ rights and... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Affront to democracyincluding President Obama. And more than 563,000 voters signed the original pet
Affront to democracy
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 days ago
including President Obama. And more than 563,000 voters signed the original petition.� Despite the court’s ruling, the Illinois General Assembly still has the opportunity to give the power back to the people. I encourage everyone to call your... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Governor: Press lawmakers to listen to peoplePresident Barack Obama. And more than 563,000 voters signed the original petiti
Governor: Press lawmakers to listen to people
Daily Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
President Barack Obama. And more than 563,000 voters signed the original petition. Despite the court’s ruling, the Illinois General Assembly still has the opportunity to give the power back to the people. I encourage everyone to call your... Read more
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SaukValley.com
A few ‘nuclear options’ for political reformlegislatures. I think Rich Miller had in mind that an effort to put such a pro
A few ‘nuclear options’ for political reform
SaukValley.com / Posted 12 days ago
legislatures. I think Rich Miller had in mind that an effort to put such a proposal on the ballot might spur the Illinois General Assembly itself to enact redistricting reform, to stave off the abolition effort. I believe the idea has... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Race to Watch: Illinois House District 20following the death of his father, former state Rep. Roger McAuliffe, a former
Race to Watch: Illinois House District 20
NBC Chicago / Posted 13 days ago
following the death of his father, former state Rep. Roger McAuliffe, a former Chicago police officer who served in the Illinois General Assembly for twelve straight terms. While in office, McAuliffe has worked to address what his campaign... Read more
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Daily Herald
Kane state's attorney: New pot law not affecting prosecutor workloadsA little over a month after the Illinois General Assembly decriminalized posses
Kane state's attorney: New pot law not affecting prosecutor workloads
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
A little over a month after the Illinois General Assembly decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said Tuesday that the new law has had little effect so far on his prosecutors'... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why isn't Chicago's violence crisis treated like suburban heroin epidemic?agendas. Not in Washington, not in Springfield, not even in Chicago. With subu
Why isn't Chicago's violence crisis treated like suburban heroin epidemic?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
agendas. Not in Washington, not in Springfield, not even in Chicago. With suburban heroin overdoses spiking, the Illinois General Assembly quickly passed the Heroin Crisis Act last year. It allows pharmacies to dispense heroin overdose... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Aldermen Call For Up to 1,000 New Copssaid the hiring could be paid for, in part, by reducing runaway overtime. He al
Aldermen Call For Up to 1,000 New Cops
NBC Chicago / Posted 20 days ago
said the hiring could be paid for, in part, by reducing runaway overtime. He also said he would seek approval from the Illinois General Assembly on a new city income tax that could generate up to $400 million annually. Ald. Ed Burke, chairman... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Reeder: Fellow conceal-carry classmates quite 'ordinary'or deliver them. It’s a step in the right direction. Perhaps a baby step, but
Reeder: Fellow conceal-carry classmates quite 'ordinary'
Northwest Herald / Posted 21 days ago
or deliver them. It’s a step in the right direction. Perhaps a baby step, but a step nonetheless. The bill passed the Illinois General Assembly unanimously. The one thing that folks on both sides of the gun debate can agree on is that... Read more
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SaukValley.com
SPRINGFIELD SCOOP: Taking a look at the gun cultureor deliver them. It’s a step in the right direction. Perhaps a baby step, but
SPRINGFIELD SCOOP: Taking a look at the gun culture
SaukValley.com / Posted 21 days ago
or deliver them. It’s a step in the right direction. Perhaps a baby step, but a step nonetheless. The bill passed the Illinois General Assembly unanimously. The one thing that folks on both sides of the gun debate can agree on is that... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Bicyclists, be careful. Motorists, be watchful. Everyone, slow down.year's toll. That wasn't Chicago's deadliest year since 2005: Eight bicyclists
Bicyclists, be careful. Motorists, be watchful. Everyone, slow down.
Chicago Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
year's toll. That wasn't Chicago's deadliest year since 2005: Eight bicyclists died in 2012. Earlier this year the Illinois General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a law to clarify: Bicyclists and other motorists share the same rights and... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Reeder: Illinois Supreme Court vote defies commonsensehas hung onto power. And the only way this system can be altered is by amendin
Reeder: Illinois Supreme Court vote defies commonsense
Northwest Herald / Posted 29 days ago
has hung onto power. And the only way this system can be altered is by amending the state constitution. Usually, the Illinois General Assembly has to put measures on the ballot to amend the constitution. But drafters of the state... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Court’s remap ruling ignores common sensehas hung onto power. And the only way this system can be altered is by amendin
Court’s remap ruling ignores common sense
SaukValley.com / Posted 29 days ago
has hung onto power. And the only way this system can be altered is by amending the state constitution. Usually, the Illinois General Assembly has to put measures on the ballot to amend the constitution. But drafters of the state... Read more
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SaukValley.com
SPRINGFIELD SCOOP: Illinois court's remap ruling ignores common sensehas hung onto power. And the only way this system can be altered is by amendin
SPRINGFIELD SCOOP: Illinois court's remap ruling ignores common sense
SaukValley.com / Posted 29 days ago
has hung onto power. And the only way this system can be altered is by amending the state constitution. Usually, the Illinois General Assembly has to put measures on the ballot to amend the constitution. But drafters of the state... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Pushes Redistricting Reform, Term LimitsSambolin Tuesday morning, Gov. Bruce Rauner continued to push for redistricting
Rauner Pushes Redistricting Reform, Term Limits
NBC Chicago / Posted 29 days ago
Sambolin Tuesday morning, Gov. Bruce Rauner continued to push for redistricting reform despite a recent ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court that will keep the initiative off the ballot in November. “This is really important to restore... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Kwame Raoul discusses the need for redistricting reform in Illinois and nationallyPearson was joined by State Senator Kwame Raoul on the Sunday Spin. Senator Rao
Kwame Raoul discusses the need for redistricting reform in Illinois and nationally
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 30 days ago
Pearson was joined by State Senator Kwame Raoul on the Sunday Spin. Senator Raoul discusses redistricting reform, gun control and the voting rights act that could possibly help elect the first Chinese senator to the Illinois gener... Read more
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SaukValley.com
The black hole in the legislative processassembly of 500 condemned Socrates to death in 399 B.C.E. on trumped-up charges
The black hole in the legislative process
SaukValley.com / Posted 1 months ago
assembly of 500 condemned Socrates to death in 399 B.C.E. on trumped-up charges, legislating has been a messy affair. The Illinois General Assembly is another legislative body with a checkered past. In the late 1800s and into the 1900s, there was... Read more
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Daily Herald
ECC begins layoffs; 15 positions eliminated so farin Palatine laid off 29 employees in June. Gov. Bruce Rauner authorized a stop
ECC begins layoffs; 15 positions eliminated so far
Daily Herald / Posted 1 months ago
in Palatine laid off 29 employees in June. Gov. Bruce Rauner authorized a stopgap budget appropriation passed by the Illinois General Assembly on June 30 allocating roughly $2.1 million for ECC for an 18-month period -- July 1, 2015 through... Read more

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