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Daily Herald
Veteran of presidential museums name to head Lincoln libraryLincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Alan C. Lowe's appointment was announ
Veteran of presidential museums name to head Lincoln library
Daily Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Alan C. Lowe's appointment was announced Friday and must be confirmed by the Illinois Senate. Lowe is expected to start his job at the Springfield museum on July 11. In addition to overseeing... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
First responders want law to protect them from 'frivolous' lawsuitscost municipalities — and therefore taxpayers — money to get such legal claims
First responders want law to protect them from 'frivolous' lawsuits
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 hours ago
cost municipalities — and therefore taxpayers — money to get such legal claims dismissed in court. A bill proposed in the Illinois Senate, first introduced in February, would bring back the public duty rule, though it has yet to be heard in a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
‘Lock’ funds for road improvementspurposes can only be used that way, creating a “lockbox” for these infrastructu
‘Lock’ funds for road improvements
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
purposes can only be used that way, creating a “lockbox” for these infrastructure funds. The next step is for the Illinois Senate to take up this measure. If it is approved by next week, the measure will go to the November ballot – and... Read more
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Northwest Herald
'Lock' funds for Illinois road improvementspurposes can only be used that way, creating a “lockbox” for these infrastructu
'Lock' funds for Illinois road improvements
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
purposes can only be used that way, creating a “lockbox” for these infrastructure funds. The next step is for the Illinois Senate to take up this measure. If it is approved by next week, the measure will go to the November ballot – and... Read more
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Roll Call
A GOP Leader: Just Hold 51 Until 2018harkened back to 2008, and a fierce primary fight between Clinton and current P
A GOP Leader: Just Hold 51 Until 2018
Roll Call / Posted 2 days ago
harkened back to 2008, and a fierce primary fight between Clinton and current President Barack Obama, his former Illinois Senate counterpart. “I remember eight years ago when I appealed to my colleague in the Senate to consider running... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Consolidation likely to claim Rock Falls dispatchThe county now has three public safety answering points for emergencies – in St
Consolidation likely to claim Rock Falls dispatch
SaukValley.com / Posted 3 days ago
The county now has three public safety answering points for emergencies – in Sterling, Rock Falls, and Morrison. Illinois Senate Bill 96, signed into law July 31, 2015, allows no more than two dispatch units in counties with a population of 250,000... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McHenry County Democratic Party hopeful about local November winsof Marengo for McHenry County recorder, James Harrison of Johnsburg for state’s
McHenry County Democratic Party hopeful about local November wins
Northwest Herald / Posted 6 days ago
of Marengo for McHenry County recorder, James Harrison of Johnsburg for state’s attorney and Melissa Coyne of Fox Lake for Illinois Senate District 32. Bissett said he anticipates something of a boost if Donald Trump or a similarly unpopular... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
One rider sent to the hospital after ATV accidentdesk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sit
One rider sent to the hospital after ATV accident
WGEM Quincy / Posted 6 days ago
desk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sitting on Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. The Illinois Senate approved giving schools $600 million in funding late Friday morning. Rauner has said he would sign the bill.... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Earth day work day event hopes to raise awarenessdesk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sit
Earth day work day event hopes to raise awareness
WGEM Quincy / Posted 6 days ago
desk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sitting on Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. The Illinois Senate approved giving schools $600 million in funding late Friday morning. Rauner has said he would sign the bill.... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Tiny houses for homeless vetsdesk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sit
Tiny houses for homeless vets
WGEM Quincy / Posted 7 days ago
desk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sitting on Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. The Illinois Senate approved giving schools $600 million in funding late Friday morning. Rauner has said he would sign the bill.... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Emergency state funding keeps WIU operatingdesk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sit
Emergency state funding keeps WIU operating
WGEM Quincy / Posted 7 days ago
desk A temporary funding fix for Illinois colleges and universities is now sitting on Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. The Illinois Senate approved giving schools $600 million in funding late Friday morning. Rauner has said he would sign the bill.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Plan to eliminate lieutenant governor finds new life, for nowA day after the Illinois Senate rejected a proposal to eliminate the state's li
Plan to eliminate lieutenant governor finds new life, for now
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
A day after the Illinois Senate rejected a proposal to eliminate the state's lieutenant governor post, the Illinois House did the opposite. The House approved state Rep. David McSweeney's move to put a constitutional amendment before voters to... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Car rolls off upper level lot at Hannibal hotelCarver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that t
Car rolls off upper level lot at Hannibal hotel
WGEM Quincy / Posted 7 days ago
Carver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the investigation began on Thursday morning. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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Northwest Herald
David McSweeney bill to eliminate lieutenant governor passes Illinois Houseboth bodies pass the bill, it will appear on the November ballot for approval b
David McSweeney bill to eliminate lieutenant governor passes Illinois House
Northwest Herald / Posted 7 days ago
both bodies pass the bill, it will appear on the November ballot for approval by voters. The bill will move to the Illinois Senate, though that body rejected an identical joint resolution sponsored by Sen. Thomas Cullerton, D-Villa Park,... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Broadway traffic slowed after three-vehicle collisionCarver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that t
Broadway traffic slowed after three-vehicle collision
WGEM Quincy / Posted 7 days ago
Carver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the investigation began on Thursday morning. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Local dentist stress importance of wearing mouth guardsCarver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that t
Local dentist stress importance of wearing mouth guards
WGEM Quincy / Posted 7 days ago
Carver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the investigation began on Thursday morning. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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ABC News
Illinois Universities Grateful; Say More NeededA spokeswoman at the Urbana-Champaign campus confirmed that plans for civil-ser
Illinois Universities Grateful; Say More Needed
ABC News / Posted 7 days ago
A spokeswoman at the Urbana-Champaign campus confirmed that plans for civil-service worker layoffs will not change. The Illinois Senate has approved a measure that would send $450 million in temporary aid to human service programs during the... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
DICK'S Sporting Goods to open in JuneCarver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that t
DICK'S Sporting Goods to open in June
WGEM Quincy / Posted 7 days ago
Carver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the investigation began on Thursday morning. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Temp college funding fix sits on governor's deskCarver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that t
Temp college funding fix sits on governor's desk
WGEM Quincy / Posted 7 days ago
Carver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the investigation began on Thursday morning. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Dream Big in Color 5K Saturday to benefit QPSon PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on t
Dream Big in Color 5K Saturday to benefit QPS
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
on PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on the program is a wonderful opportunity. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Student organizers 'dream big' for annual color runon PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on t
Student organizers 'dream big' for annual color run
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
on PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on the program is a wonderful opportunity. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
QPS superintendent responds to state overpaymenton PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on t
QPS superintendent responds to state overpayment
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
on PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on the program is a wonderful opportunity. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
JWCC set to move its Pittsfield facilityon PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on t
JWCC set to move its Pittsfield facility
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
on PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on the program is a wonderful opportunity. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Lawmakers livid after education funding fix gets pulled unexpectedlyon PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on t
Lawmakers livid after education funding fix gets pulled unexpectedly
WGEM Quincy / Posted 8 days ago
on PBS's Illinois Stories. Executive Director Joanne Dedert says appearing on the program is a wonderful opportunity. Illinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational marijuanaIllinois senate passes bill to decriminalize recreational... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Parents on hand for Senate OK of Gabby's LawLiz and Tony Galbo of Monticello hold photos of their daughter, Gabby, who died
Parents on hand for Senate OK of Gabby's Law
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
Liz and Tony Galbo of Monticello hold photos of their daughter, Gabby, who died of sepsis in May 2012. The Illinois Senate passed a bill Thursday April 21, 2016, known as Gabby's Law, that sponsor Sen Chapin Rose said would save lives. The bill now... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Illinois Senate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov.<Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illino
Illinois Senate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov.<
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 8 days ago
Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to let voters choose a new way to draw legislative districts. A plan by Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul of Chicago would keep map-making within... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
IL Senate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov.SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to let voters
IL Senate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov.
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 8 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to let voters choose a new way to draw legislative districts. A plan by Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH'-may rah-OOL') of Chicago would give the job of drawing political lines to an... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois metro unemployment rates for MarchSenate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov.IL Senate OKs redistri
Illinois metro unemployment rates for March
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 8 days ago
Senate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov.IL Senate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov. The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to let voters choose a new way to draw legislative districts. The Illinois Senate has... Read more
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Daily Herald
State Senator Oberweis supports decriminalizing marijuana possessionadditional fines above what's in state law. Dealing, growing and possessing lot
State Senator Oberweis supports decriminalizing marijuana possession
Daily Herald / Posted 8 days ago
additional fines above what's in state law. Dealing, growing and possessing lots of pot would still be criminal. The Illinois Senate approved this week and sent the plan to the House. The point, Democratic state Sen. Mike Noland of Elgin... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Illinois Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana PossessionThe Illinois Senate approved a measure Tuesday to decriminalize the possession
Illinois Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
The Illinois Senate approved a measure Tuesday to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state. Under the legislation, people caught with up to 10 grams of marijuana would be fined $100 to $200 for the possession instead... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Illinois Senate votes to decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams of marijuanaof hands. (ThinkStock) People rolling joints on street, close-up of hands. (Th
Illinois Senate votes to decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 9 days ago
of hands. (ThinkStock) People rolling joints on street, close-up of hands. (ThinkStock) SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The Illinois Senate passed a bill that would decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana. Senate Bill 2228 would... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Illinois Senate votes to decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams of marijuanaSPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Senate passed a bill that would decriminal
Illinois Senate votes to decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 9 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Senate passed a bill that would decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana. Senate Bill 2228 would change current criminal penalties, including possible jail time, with a citation and fine for... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Term-limits proposals floating in General AssemblyListed as up for consideration in an Illinois Senate subcommittee Tuesday morni
Term-limits proposals floating in General Assembly
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Listed as up for consideration in an Illinois Senate subcommittee Tuesday morning were 30 separate proposals for amendments to the Illinois Constitution. Eight of them addressed one particular issue: term limits for the four legislative leaders,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Higher-ed relief emerging in Springfieldwell as provide us time to get a real permanent solution," Fortner said. Const
Higher-ed relief emerging in Springfield
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
well as provide us time to get a real permanent solution," Fortner said. Constitutional amendments clear Senate panel An Illinois Senate committee Tuesday evening advanced three state constitutional amendment proposals to the full Senate, all of... Read more
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Northwest Herald
State Rep. Jack Franks bill to stop gerrymandering in Illinois advancesvoted on by the end of this week to give the Senate ample time to review the bi
State Rep. Jack Franks bill to stop gerrymandering in Illinois advances
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
voted on by the end of this week to give the Senate ample time to review the bill and vote. If the bill were to pass the Illinois Senate, it would be placed on the ballot in November. The proposed legislation would disqualify current and... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois State Fair general admission cost going up; will be $10 for adult ticketPhil Nelson resigned last fall. Former state Rep. Raymond Poe, who had served a
Illinois State Fair general admission cost going up; will be $10 for adult ticket
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
Phil Nelson resigned last fall. Former state Rep. Raymond Poe, who had served as interim director, was confirmed by the Illinois Senate last week as Nelson's successor. By Tim Landis of GateHouse Media Illinois Comments are currently... Read more
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Northwest Herald
State Rep. Jack Franks bill to reform legislative district boundaries advances to House floorvoted on by the end of this week to give the Senate ample time to review the bi
State Rep. Jack Franks bill to reform legislative district boundaries advances to House floor
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
voted on by the end of this week to give the Senate ample time to review the bill and vote. If the bill were to pass the Illinois Senate, it would be placed on the ballot in November. The proposed legislation would disqualify current and... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Illinois may tax drivers per mile to fix crumbling infrastructurehave a physical crisis,” said Jim Reilly, who works for the Metropolitan Planni
Illinois may tax drivers per mile to fix crumbling infrastructure
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
have a physical crisis,” said Jim Reilly, who works for the Metropolitan Planning Council, while testifying recently at an Illinois Senate committee, according to the Daily Herald. “Long term, because of fuel efficiency and electric cars … we can’t... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roadsThe Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for roa
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they drive. John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, floated the idea last week because revenue from taxes on gasoline is... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roadsHighway traffic backs up in Atlanta on Interstate 85/75. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 11 days ago
Highway traffic backs up in Atlanta on Interstate 85/75. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they drive. John Cullerton is a Chicago... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Dan Cronin – Chairman, DuPage County Boardglobal competitiveness. As a state legislator, Chairman Cronin served as the c
City Club of Chicago: Dan Cronin – Chairman, DuPage County Board
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
global competitiveness. As a state legislator, Chairman Cronin served as the chairman and minority spokesperson of the Illinois Senate Education Committee. In addition to education initiatives, he passed a law to overhaul the DuPage Water... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Illinios Senate President backs off taxing drivers by the mileSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate President is backing off plans to tax I
Illinios Senate President backs off taxing drivers by the mile
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate President is backing off plans to tax Illinois drivers by how many miles they drive. Democrat John Cullerton proposed a bill in Springfield to tax drivers by the mile as a way to raise more money to fix... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
sex marriage licenses could hit 10,000 in Cook County this summerlegal in all 50 states, there are still some attempts to weaken equal rights, Z
sex marriage licenses could hit 10,000 in Cook County this summer
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
legal in all 50 states, there are still some attempts to weaken equal rights, Ziri said. For example, a bill in the Illinois Senate would allow discrimination by individuals or businesses based on "a religious belief or moral conviction that... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Automatic voter registration plan draws cheers, concernsGOP touchstones — voter fraud, privacy and the integrity of state computer syst
Automatic voter registration plan draws cheers, concerns
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
GOP touchstones — voter fraud, privacy and the integrity of state computer systems, she said. Census figures used by the Illinois Senate show that the state has 9.7 million residents 18 or older — and only 7.6 million registered voters. Last... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton's mileage tax ... Not so fast, say area lawmakersChuck Sweeny: Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 P
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton's mileage tax ... Not so fast, say area lawmakers
The Journal-Standard / Posted 13 days ago
Chuck Sweeny: Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM Hey, Illinois drivers, how’d you like to pay 1.5 cents per mile for the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Bambenek named to IBHE positionappointed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Bamb
Bambenek named to IBHE position
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
appointed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Bambenek's appointment must be approved by the Illinois Senate, which is dominated by Democrats. "Bambenek's experiences as a lecturer at the University of Illinois and as... Read more
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Daily Herald
Part of Route 31 to be dedicated to fallen North Aurora soldierembodying the true spirit of patriotism and bravery, volunteered to accompany h
Part of Route 31 to be dedicated to fallen North Aurora soldier
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
embodying the true spirit of patriotism and bravery, volunteered to accompany his unit on its deployment," read an Illinois Senate resolution, passed in January, that called for renaming the highway. His mother, Mary, said that officers had... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
11 digital billboards going up along expresswaysof the spring legislative session. The billboard measure that got the ball roll
11 digital billboards going up along expressways
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
of the spring legislative session. The billboard measure that got the ball rolling on the site approvals was passed by the Illinois Senate the same day a House committee advanced a broad bill containing pet projects sought by the mayor and the... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Illinois lawmaker proposes taxing drivers by the mileas a way to shore up funding for what some say is crumbling infrastructure. A
Illinois lawmaker proposes taxing drivers by the mile
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 15 days ago
as a way to shore up funding for what some say is crumbling infrastructure. A current proposal by the leader of the Illinois Senate would give Illinois drivers a rebate on the current fuel tax to make up for the tax they would pay for each... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Illinois lawmaker proposes taxing drivers by the mileas a way to shore up funding for what some say is crumbling infrastructure. A
Illinois lawmaker proposes taxing drivers by the mile
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 15 days ago
as a way to shore up funding for what some say is crumbling infrastructure. A current proposal by the leader of the Illinois Senate would give Illinois drivers a rebate on the current fuel tax to make up for the tax they would pay for each... Read more
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