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2014/12/17 13:13
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Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and incoming Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner are among the politicians scheduled to speak Wednesday morning at a memorial gathering honoring late state...
2014/12/17 13:13
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2014/12/16 05:26
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What did you do, I asked. “I let them pray!” the ERA supporter hooted. She then thanked them for their prayers and continued on her merry way. Topinka was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1984,...
2014/12/15 16:13
2014/12/15 16:13
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All across America, zombies are filing into legislatures to pass laws, approve appointments and release reports. The living dead, reanimated and walking among us, are senators and representatives who...
2014/12/15 11:41
2014/12/15 11:41
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AAUW members closely scrutinize the actions of our elected officials, particularly how their positions and votes reflect our tradition of dedication to promoting equity for women and girls. During...
2014/12/15 10:51
2014/12/15 10:51
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Congressman Mum on Illinois Senate Race Foster is an Illinois Democrat. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) One of three politicians who, according to Democrats, is considering a challenge to Sen....
2014/12/14 13:20
2014/12/14 13:20
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Nature abhors a vacuum, said Aristotle. So does politics. Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing has proven that principle by suddenly becoming the most public, most outspoken and biggest fish in the sea of...
2014/12/13 01:13
2014/12/13 01:13
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... Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a...
2014/12/11 14:20
2014/12/11 14:20
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Al Klein and Frank Wright, the Democratic Party chairmen of Champaign and Vermilion counties, are staying mum about whom they're considering for appointment to the Illinois Senate seat being vacated...
2014/12/10 23:13
2014/12/10 23:13
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A couple years ago, Judy Baar Topinka and I were sparring over the numbers she was using for the state's backlog of bills, so I invited her to my office for a chat. She strides in, tosses a folder...
2014/12/10 16:14
2014/12/10 16:14
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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is being remembered as a pioneer for female politicians in the state. Topinka died early Wednesday after suffering a stroke. Gov. Pat Quinn says...
2014/12/09 14:20
2014/12/09 14:20
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CHAMPAIGN — The search for someone to replace Mike Frerichs in the Illinois Senate is taking longer than expected, the heads of the Champaign and Vermilion County Democratic parties acknowledged...
2014/12/06 05:04
2014/12/06 05:04
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Fast Food Workers Protest for $15 Minimum WagePosted: Friday, December 5, 2014 11:44 PM EST What do they want? A $15 minimum wage. When do they want it? Now. Who are they? Fast food workers and their...
2014/12/05 23:13
2014/12/05 23:13
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When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new...
2014/12/05 18:10
2014/12/05 18:10
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CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Minimum wage workers are waiting to see if they may get the gift of a pay raise this holiday season. Wednesday night the Illinois Senate passed a bill that would raise the minimum...
2014/12/05 10:14
2014/12/05 10:14
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers have named a state museum after a 40-year force in government. The Senate adopted a resolution Thursday to name the museum on the state Capitol grounds in...
2014/12/05 01:26
2014/12/05 01:26
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The Illinois Senate approved the measure by a 30-19 vote Thursday. The House had passed the bill 91-20 in March. Illinois banned hunting of the nocturnal animal in 1972. Bobcats were on the...
2014/12/05 00:13
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Protesters march in ChicagoProtesters march in Chicago After officials announced that the police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner would not be indicted, protests...
2014/12/05 00:13
2014/12/05 00:13
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What didn't Bruce Rauner know and when didn't he know it? That was the question on my mind when I heard the governor-elect express considerable dismay earlier this week about the "fundamentally...
2014/12/04 23:13
2014/12/04 23:13
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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate on Thursday wrapped up its work for the year, leaving the Capitol after sending Gov. Pat Quinn measures that would create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois and put...
2014/12/04 21:13
2014/12/04 21:13
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Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois can avoid legislative oversight until 2019 and continue to spend ratepayer money on building a digital "smart grid" as a result of Illinois Senate action...
2014/12/17 13:13
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