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SaukValley.com
Springfield Scoop: Mercy makes good public policyof society. Making sure an inmate is financially wiped out upon release isn’t
Springfield Scoop: Mercy makes good public policy
SaukValley.com / Posted 14 hours ago
of society. Making sure an inmate is financially wiped out upon release isn’t the way to do that. Back in 1982, the Illinois General Assembly passed the measure to try to milk every dime from anyone incarcerated. It hasn’t exactly been a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Reeder: Fear at heart of criminal justice failingsof society. Making sure an inmate is financially wiped out upon release isn’t
Reeder: Fear at heart of criminal justice failings
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
of society. Making sure an inmate is financially wiped out upon release isn’t the way to do that. Back in 1982, the Illinois General Assembly passed the measure to try to milk every dime from anyone incarcerated. It hasn’t exactly been a... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Rauner signs Ammons bill to cut inmates' phone costsfamilies trying to maintain a relationship with their loved ones who are incarc
Rauner signs Ammons bill to cut inmates' phone costs
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
families trying to maintain a relationship with their loved ones who are incarcerated. It is an example of the impact the Illinois General Assembly can have on criminal justice reform when we work together and with the support and cooperation of... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Editor's desk: Learn how you can help at United Way campaign kickoff breakfastto grow to $10 billion by the end of the year. After going all of the past fisc
Editor's desk: Learn how you can help at United Way campaign kickoff breakfast
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
to grow to $10 billion by the end of the year. After going all of the past fiscal year without an approved budget, the Illinois General Assembly passed a six-month budget for this fiscal year that projects to spend $8 billion more than the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McCaleb: Support your local nonprofitsto grow to $10 billion by the end of the year. After going all of the past fisc
McCaleb: Support your local nonprofits
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
to grow to $10 billion by the end of the year. After going all of the past fiscal year without an approved budget, the Illinois General Assembly passed a six-month budget for this fiscal year that projects to spend $8 billion more than the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Presence Health gets financial breathing room with $1 billion bond saleIllinois backs up the deal with a pledge to cover the cost of the debt but is n
Presence Health gets financial breathing room with $1 billion bond sale
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
Illinois backs up the deal with a pledge to cover the cost of the debt but is not required to do so unless agreed to by the Illinois General Assembly. Christopher Meister, executive director of the IFA, said the agency was happy to be of help to... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Trump an awkward topic at Illinois State Fair GOP Daytake their message to voters. Governor Bruce Rauner has pumped $10 million int
Trump an awkward topic at Illinois State Fair GOP Day
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
take their message to voters. Governor Bruce Rauner has pumped $10 million into the GOP effort to elect candidates to the Illinois General Assembly. It is there where Republicans and Democrats have been at war over Rauner’s pro-business agenda.... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
IL Gov. Rauner promises 'biggest ground game ever' for GOP spendingever' for GOP spending Gov. Bruce Rauner promises to outspend Democrats this f
IL Gov. Rauner promises 'biggest ground game ever' for GOP spending
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 8 days ago
ever' for GOP spending Gov. Bruce Rauner promises to outspend Democrats this fall in a Republican effort to reclaim the Illinois General Assembly. Gov. Bruce Rauner promises to outspend Democrats this fall in a Republican effort to reclaim the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Drop the absurd medical regulations, time to legalize marijuana in Illinoiscould go on forever, but I'm sure you have your own examples.� But here's one
Drop the absurd medical regulations, time to legalize marijuana in Illinois
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 11 days ago
could go on forever, but I'm sure you have your own examples.� But here's one of my current pet peeves: marijuana. The Illinois General Assembly approved a medical marijuana law in 2013. But the program didn't even start until over two years... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Demmer appointed to Administrative Rules Committeeto the news release, JCAR has three equal appointees from each of the four bipa
Demmer appointed to Administrative Rules Committee
SaukValley.com / Posted 12 days ago
to the news release, JCAR has three equal appointees from each of the four bipartisan, bicameral caucuses in the Illinois General Assembly. Whenever a bill has been passed that a state agency is charged with administering, a set of... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Republican State Senator to Resign, Become LobbyistRepublican State Sen. Matt Murphy announced his resignation from the Illinois G
Republican State Senator to Resign, Become Lobbyist
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
Republican State Sen. Matt Murphy announced his resignation from the Illinois General Assembly Friday. Murphy, who has been a close ally to Gov. Bruce Rauner, is leaving to become a contract lobbyist, the Chicago Tribune reports. He is expected to... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Ex.-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to make difficult pitch for lighter prison termJr., D-Ill., in exchange for a Senate appointment and other efforts by the gove
Ex.-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to make difficult pitch for lighter prison term
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 16 days ago
Jr., D-Ill., in exchange for a Senate appointment and other efforts by the governor to get paid for official acts. The Illinois General Assembly impeached and removed Blagojevich from office in 2009, not long after prosecutors announced his... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Ex.-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to make difficult pitch for lighter prison termJr., D-Ill., in exchange for a Senate appointment and other efforts by the gove
Ex.-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to make difficult pitch for lighter prison term
The Record Searchlight / Posted 16 days ago
Jr., D-Ill., in exchange for a Senate appointment and other efforts by the governor to get paid for official acts. The Illinois General Assembly impeached and removed Blagojevich from office in 2009, not long after prosecutors announced his... Read more
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USA Today
Ex.-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to make difficult pitch for lighter prison termJr., D-Ill., in exchange for a Senate appointment and other efforts by the gove
Ex.-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich to make difficult pitch for lighter prison term
USA Today / Posted 16 days ago
Jr., D-Ill., in exchange for a Senate appointment and other efforts by the governor to get paid for official acts. The Illinois General Assembly impeached and removed Blagojevich from office in 2009, not long after prosecutors announced his... Read more
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USA Today
Powerful Chicago parks group says it won't sue to try to stop Obama libraryChicago Park District quickly agreed to donate the land to be used for the libr
Powerful Chicago parks group says it won't sue to try to stop Obama library
USA Today / Posted 21 days ago
Chicago Park District quickly agreed to donate the land to be used for the library if the president picked Chicago, and the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation clarifying that the library as well as the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
‘A reflection of commitment’: Ameren Illinois celebrates completion of Macomb operations officeand more reliable energy providing system,” Mark said. “Really, this would not
‘A reflection of commitment’: Ameren Illinois celebrates completion of Macomb operations office
McDonough County Voice / Posted 23 days ago
and more reliable energy providing system,” Mark said. “Really, this would not have been possible if it weren’t for the Illinois General Assembly four years ago passing legislation that put Illinois above other states in rebuilding the electric... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Remember the ice bucket challenge? ALS researchers do — with gratitudethe Cubs mascot — and then challenged the St. Louis Cardinals. At one point, it
Remember the ice bucket challenge? ALS researchers do — with gratitude
Chicago Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
the Cubs mascot — and then challenged the St. Louis Cardinals. At one point, it was reported that half the members of the Illinois General Assembly had taken the challenge — and the only surprise would be if that number didn't go even higher.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
From sex scandals to Karl Marx: 23 years of Bughouse Square Debate topicsUniversity of Chicago The American People Should Choose The President By Natio
From sex scandals to Karl Marx: 23 years of Bughouse Square Debate topics
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
University of Chicago The American People Should Choose The President By National Popular VoteSpeaker: John A. Fritchey, Illinois General Assembly, vs. Joseph A. Morris, Morris & De La Rosa Your Life Doesn't Wait: Why Abstinence Only Is Failing... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Rauner visits Belleville farm to push term limit proposalballot measure. The matter is now being considered by the Illinois Supreme Cour
Rauner visits Belleville farm to push term limit proposal
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 29 days ago
ballot measure. The matter is now being considered by the Illinois Supreme Court. The governor is asking the Illinois general assembly to consider a state amendment during its fall veto session to limit the number of years legislators... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Lots of yeas and nayscontrols on natural gas and limits future gas price increases. PASSED. City of
Lots of yeas and nays
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted a month ago
controls on natural gas and limits future gas price increases. PASSED. City of Urbana asked if the members of the Illinois General Assembly representing Urbana should vote in favor of the taxpayer relief act of 1984. PASSED. City of... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Take rest of July off, then back to workget those lawmakers back to work pronto on negotiating a full-year budget. Raun
Take rest of July off, then back to work
Daily Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
get those lawmakers back to work pronto on negotiating a full-year budget. Rauner should call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly for the first of August. If lawmakers fail to approve a full-year balanced budget, Rauner should... Read more
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Northwest Herald
End prevailing wage lawtaxpayers more. Local representation has little control on the cost of labor w
End prevailing wage law
Northwest Herald / Posted 1 months ago
taxpayers more. Local representation has little control on the cost of labor when it is forced to pay union wages. The Illinois General Assembly has an important mission to act upon, to repeal existing prevailing wage law and let local boards... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Take rest of July off, then back to workget those lawmakers back to work pronto on negotiating a full-year budget. Raun
Take rest of July off, then back to work
Northwest Herald / Posted 1 months ago
get those lawmakers back to work pronto on negotiating a full-year budget. Rauner should call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly for the first of August. If lawmakers fail to approve a full-year balanced budget, Rauner should... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Reeder: Rauner's actions don't match his rhetoricpressing fiscal woes. Well, guess what, folks. The can has been kicked down th
Reeder: Rauner's actions don't match his rhetoric
Northwest Herald / Posted 1 months ago
pressing fiscal woes. Well, guess what, folks. The can has been kicked down the road again courtesy of Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly. This time around, they put off the difficult decisions on where to make cuts or how much to raise... Read more

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