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2015/04/27 19:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State lawmakers are considering another ban on crib bumper pads. After a debate, House Bill 3761 was approved last week by a vote of 63-48, banning the production and sale of...
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2015/04/25 12:40
2015/04/25 12:40
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State lawmakers Friday moved to cap severance packages like the one received by College of DuPage President Robert Breuder and limit the length of future presidents' contracts. Breuder's $763,000...
2015/04/24 22:41
2015/04/24 22:41
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Lake and McHenry County leaders eventually could be allowed to eliminate certain layers of government, a power DuPage County officials already have. The Illinois House on Friday approved extending...
2015/04/24 12:21
2015/04/24 12:21
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The Kansas City Council has reached a compromise with Uber. The Illinois House has approved a measure decriminalizing marijuana possession in the state. Under the measure, low-level cannabis...
2015/04/24 11:26
2015/04/24 11:26
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Now, the Illinois Senate needs to do its part to pass the law. On Wednesday, the Illinois House approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, that would eliminate red...
2015/04/24 03:44
2015/04/24 03:44
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Quincy woman appointed to vacant JWCC trustee seatQuincy woman appointed to vacant JWCC trustee seat A Quincy woman was appointed to the John Wood Community College trustee seat vacated by Dene...
2015/04/23 23:40
2015/04/23 23:40
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The Illinois Senate could vote in the next month to dissolve the agency that collects state money for the annual DuPage County Fair. State Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard announced this week that the...
2015/04/23 22:50
2015/04/23 22:50
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SPRINGFIELD — By a vote of 57-1, the Illinois Senate on Wednesday authorized additional fund transfers to restore $26 million in cuts made to human service programs on Good Friday. The bill now moves...
2015/04/23 21:40
2015/04/23 21:40
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State lawmakers Thursday clashed over the religious exemption that lets children attend school without typically required vaccinations. And the Illinois Senate advanced a proposal that requires many...
2015/04/23 19:13
2015/04/23 19:13
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The Illinois Senate on Thursday approved a measure dubbing sweet corn as the official state vegetable following a discussion on which food group the golden produce belongs to. Debate centered on...
2015/04/23 17:04
2015/04/23 17:04
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Illinois Senate approves update to 1977 health care lawPosted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:53 PM EDT SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Senate has approved a bill that requires doctors to inform patients of...
2015/04/23 15:45
2015/04/23 15:45
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has overwhelmingly approved restoring $26 million in social service and public health grants that Gov. Bruce Rauner had frozen. Sen. Dan Kotowski's...
2015/04/23 11:14
2015/04/23 11:14
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Selling pure caffeine could soon become illegal in Ohio, nearly a year after a LaGrange teenager died from ingesting pure caffeine powder. On Wednesday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee approved...
2015/04/23 05:26
2015/04/23 05:26
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Many other lawmakers feel the same, as legislators in 39 states have introduced 77 bills in 2015 that either prohibit or regulate the sale and distribution of powdered alcohol products, according to...
2015/04/23 01:40
2015/04/23 01:40
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Illinois voters could start picking school board members in the same elections they pick senators and members of Congress under a suburban Democrat's plan that got moving Wednesday. State Sen. Tom...
2015/04/22 23:46
2015/04/22 23:46
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Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Wednesday some Chicago school board members should resign in the wake a federal investigation. The statement came in an exclusive interview, Garcia’s...
2015/04/22 17:40
2015/04/22 17:40
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A ban on red-light cameras in some suburbs moved a step closer to reality today as a bill to do so won approval in the Illinois House. The House voted 79-26 to outlaw the cameras in towns without...
2015/04/22 16:10
2015/04/22 16:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Senate is set to take up a bill designed to crack down on repeat DUI offenders. The Illinois House has passed legislation that would require a second time DUI...
2015/04/22 13:20
2015/04/22 13:20
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David Gill, who has run for Congress four times, says he'll probably make it a fifth in 2016. This time, he said, he intends to run as an independent, not a Democrat. Gill filed a one-page statement...
2015/04/22 03:24
2015/04/22 03:24
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The measure passed 108-1 on Monday. If it becomes law, the state would no longer issue new specialty license plate designs for charitable causes. Instead Illinois motorists would purchase large...
2015/04/27 19:10
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