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The Sacramento Bee
From Gandhi to Urijah Faber, fighting is deep within the soulreference by Faber to what he viewed as Cruz’s “man boobs.” Lincoln-Douglas it
From Gandhi to Urijah Faber, fighting is deep within the soul
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 hours ago
reference by Faber to what he viewed as Cruz’s “man boobs.” Lincoln-Douglas it was not, but the contestants for the Illinois Senate seat in 1858 never had to get into an eight-sided cage and knee each other in the ribs. Cruz won five years... Read more
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Northwest Herald
No way to run governmentThe Illinois Senate and the House did the right thing by unanimously passing SB
No way to run government
Northwest Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
The Illinois Senate and the House did the right thing by unanimously passing SB 2038, a bill that will provide emergency cash to human service providers who desperately need it. The governor should sign it quickly. The larger issue is that racing... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
LaHood talks tech: U.S. Rep Darin LaHood discusses expanding federal computer programsaid he’s new to Washington politics, and although issues on the federal level
LaHood talks tech: U.S. Rep Darin LaHood discusses expanding federal computer program
McDonough County Voice / Posted yesterday
said he’s new to Washington politics, and although issues on the federal level are different from when he was in the Illinois Senate, there are key issues he’s become well versed in including agriculture and transportation that do cross over... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Lawmakers Return to Springfield Sunday for Budget Hearingsled by Speaker Mike Madigan, pushed through an out-of-balance budget plan Wedne
Lawmakers Return to Springfield Sunday for Budget Hearings
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
led by Speaker Mike Madigan, pushed through an out-of-balance budget plan Wednesday. The bill will now be sent to the Illinois Senate. Gov. Bruce Rauner has made it clear that he plans to veto the measure. "I ask the rank and file members,... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner vetoes Emanuel's police and fire pension billhe inherited from the tenure of Richard M. Daley. Rauner has backed a "conside
Rauner vetoes Emanuel's police and fire pension bill
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
he inherited from the tenure of Richard M. Daley. Rauner has backed a "consideration" pension-reform model, proposed by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, which would modestly cut costs. But many pension experts consider that plan... Read more
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NBC Chicago
GOP Attack Ads Target House Dems Who Voted for Madigan Budgetthat would give extra aid to beleaguered school districts, like Chicago Public
GOP Attack Ads Target House Dems Who Voted for Madigan Budget
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
that would give extra aid to beleaguered school districts, like Chicago Public Schools. The bill will now be sent to the Illinois Senate. Republicans claim the budget plan, which excludes any element of Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, is out of... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Tiemann serves as honorary pageState Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) welcomed Eyan Tiemann of Princeton to the Il
Tiemann serves as honorary page
Bureau County Republican / Posted 2 days ago
State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) welcomed Eyan Tiemann of Princeton to the Illinois Senate on May 11 as an honorary page for the day. He is the son of Renee and Timothy Tiemann and he is a homeschooled freshman. He takes an active interest in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Dishonest promises to Illinois: Meet Michael Madigan's enablersdown here in Springfield taking care of you. So don't forget to vote for us. M
Dishonest promises to Illinois: Meet Michael Madigan's enablers
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
down here in Springfield taking care of you. So don't forget to vote for us. Madigan's bogus budget bill now heads to the Illinois Senate, where Senate President John Cullerton has to decide whether to once again tag along behind Madigan. We hope... Read more
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Daily Herald
Fight to fund schools takes center stage in SpringfieldHill Democrat. "The system is going to continue to erode. There will be schools
Fight to fund schools takes center stage in Springfield
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Hill Democrat. "The system is going to continue to erode. There will be schools that will not open in the fall." The Illinois Senate has approved a universal change in how the state would pay for schools, an idea that has split a lot of... Read more
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NBC Chicago
House Democrats Pass Budget Bill, Rauner Plans Vetoyear 2017, passed the House 63-53 in the midst of a raucous debate Wednesday ev
House Democrats Pass Budget Bill, Rauner Plans Veto
NBC Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
year 2017, passed the House 63-53 in the midst of a raucous debate Wednesday evening. The bill will now be sent to the Illinois Senate. The governor's office said Rauner planned to veto the measure before it was even brought for a vote... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lawmaker accuses fantasy sports lobby of ethics violationsregrettable to me that this became such an opportunity for that kind of behavio
Lawmaker accuses fantasy sports lobby of ethics violations
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
regrettable to me that this became such an opportunity for that kind of behavior and I apologize to members for that." The Illinois Senate last week passed the regulation measure that sets the minimum age to play at 21 years, imposes some taxes and... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Plan to Bar Yoga Teacher Training Heads to Rauner's Desksubject to state regulation as vocational schools and that they would need IBHE
Plan to Bar Yoga Teacher Training Heads to Rauner's Desk
NBC Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
subject to state regulation as vocational schools and that they would need IBHE approval to operate in Illinois. The measure passed unanimously in the Illinois Senate in April. It passed unanimously in the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesd... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Boy, 15, to stand trial as adult in shooting death of girlschool construction grants A measure that would free up funds for outstanding
Boy, 15, to stand trial as adult in shooting death of girl
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 3 days ago
school construction grants A measure that would free up funds for outstanding school construction grants passed through Illinois Senate Tuesday. A measure that would free up funds for outstanding school construction grants passed through... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
IL Senate passes legislation for school construction grantsA measure that would free up funds for outstanding school construction grants p
IL Senate passes legislation for school construction grants
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 3 days ago
A measure that would free up funds for outstanding school construction grants passed through Illinois Senate Tuesday. The measure was sponsored by State Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton). It would reappropriate funds from the School Construction Fund and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship programThe Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-
Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by politicians who passed out the tuition waivers to relatives and the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois lawmakers approve expansion of adoption informationrequire state adoption agencies to give adoptees age 18 and older information d
Illinois lawmakers approve expansion of adoption information
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
require state adoption agencies to give adoptees age 18 and older information detailing the reasons for the adoption. Illinois Senate members approved the plan Tuesday on a 53-0 vote. It now goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner. Supporters say it is... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Bill expanding alcohol sales at universities on its way to Raunerand community colleges in Illinois to serve or sell liquor at public events tha
Bill expanding alcohol sales at universities on its way to Rauner
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
and community colleges in Illinois to serve or sell liquor at public events that are not student-related cleared the Illinois Senate Tuesday. Currently four universities, including the University of Illinois, and four community colleges have... Read more
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Daily Herald
Former Hawks player pushes for daily fantasy sports regulationthat they might have to cease their games that charge a fee if the measure ensu
Former Hawks player pushes for daily fantasy sports regulation
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
that they might have to cease their games that charge a fee if the measure ensuring their legality fails to pass. The Illinois Senate last week approved the measure, which imposes some taxes and consumer protections. The House could vote on it... Read more
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Indian Head Park Suburban Life
Lightford: All children deserve same opportunity to succeedare a better academic fit, they are more likely to be their true academic selve
Lightford: All children deserve same opportunity to succeed
Indian Head Park Suburban Life / Posted 5 days ago
are a better academic fit, they are more likely to be their true academic selves and blossom into the adults that will be the visionaries of tomorrow. Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford, D-Maywood, is the assistant majority leader of the Illinois... Read more
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The Hill
Duckworth: VA secretary's Disneyland comment 'tone-deaf'wait times, improving care and increasing patient satisfaction,” she said. The
Duckworth: VA secretary's Disneyland comment 'tone-deaf'
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
wait times, improving care and increasing patient satisfaction,” she said. The VA has become a prominent issue in the Illinois Senate race that has Duckworth and Kirk locked in a tight battle that could help decide which party controls the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Crime, prison, joblessness. Repeat.can't. Those run-ins with the law lead to joblessness, and vice versa. With th
Crime, prison, joblessness. Repeat.
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
can't. Those run-ins with the law lead to joblessness, and vice versa. With the clock running down in Springfield, the Illinois Senate could vote this week on a bill sponsored by Rep. Arthur Turner, D-Chicago, that would allow ex-offenders to... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Illinois Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration Billto automatically register to vote when they apply for, update, or renew a drive
Illinois Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration Bill
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
to automatically register to vote when they apply for, update, or renew a driver’s license or state ID passed out of the Illinois Senate Thursday. The legislation, which is sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar, would allow the Secretary of State’s... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Converse visits SpringfieldKaytlin Converse (right) from St. Bede Academy is pictured with Sen. Sue Rezin
Converse visits Springfield
Bureau County Republican / Posted 9 days ago
Kaytlin Converse (right) from St. Bede Academy is pictured with Sen. Sue Rezin in the Illinois Senate Chamber. Kaytlin was one of dozens of high school students from across the 38th Senate District selected to participate in a unique, hands-on... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel wimps out again in clash with Madigan over CPS aidbroken status quo." But Claypool and Emanuel have been far more taciturn on a
Emanuel wimps out again in clash with Madigan over CPS aid
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
broken status quo." But Claypool and Emanuel have been far more taciturn on a related plan: a bill already approved by the Illinois Senate that would give CPS a desperately needed $375 million boost next year. In fact, they haven't said a word,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner opposes taxing retirement incomethe state spends more than $22,000 per prisoner, he said. Sanders' district wo
Rauner opposes taxing retirement income
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
the state spends more than $22,000 per prisoner, he said. Sanders' district would benefit under the plan approved by the Illinois Senate a few weeks ago. But the Illinois House seems unlikely to consider it as members weigh their own ideas. That... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuanaThe Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it alread
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor’s desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a decriminalization bill last... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuanaThe Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it alread
Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana
Daily Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor’s desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a decriminalization bill last... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislationThe Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it alread
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislation
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already has passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor’s desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a decriminalization measure last... Read more
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Business Wire
Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Holds Hearing on Next Generation Energy Plan to Support State’s Clean Energy FutureSPRINGFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utili
Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Holds Hearing on Next Generation Energy Plan to Support State’s Clean Energy Future
Business Wire / Posted 10 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee today held a hearing on Senate Bill 1585 – the Next Generation Energy Plan –legislation that would drive Illinois’ clean energy future while saving and... Read more
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Daily Herald
Why lawmakers split on automatic voter registrationlicenses? It might sound like a simple idea, but suburban Democrats and Republ
Why lawmakers split on automatic voter registration
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
licenses? It might sound like a simple idea, but suburban Democrats and Republicans largely split over the proposal in the Illinois Senate. Democratic supporters advanced the idea Thursday by arguing automatic registration removes another obstacle... Read more
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Daily Herald
Plan would let casinos in on fantasy sports bettingsports operations online under a new plan pushed by DraftKings and FanDuel to m
Plan would let casinos in on fantasy sports betting
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
sports operations online under a new plan pushed by DraftKings and FanDuel to make sure their games are legal here. The Illinois Senate narrowly approved the measure, which would set the minimum age to play at 21 years old and levy a 5 to 30... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois Senate passes grant program for needy college studentsCHICAGO The Illinois Senate on Thursday earmarked $227.2 million for low-income
Illinois Senate passes grant program for needy college students
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
CHICAGO The Illinois Senate on Thursday earmarked $227.2 million for low-income college students whose need-based financial aid has been imperiled by the state's 11-month budget impasse. But Republican Governor Bruce Rauner offered no sign of... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois Senate approves automatic voter registration planSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has approved a measure allowing au
Illinois Senate approves automatic voter registration plan
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 10 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has approved a measure allowing automatic voter registration in Illinois. The chamber advanced the proposal 42-16 on Thursday. Backers say they looked at similar laws in states like Oregon when crafting... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Gov. Rauner 'probably comfortable' with legislation decriminalizing small amounts of marijuanapromising to sign the bill. The Illinois House gave the measure final approval
Gov. Rauner 'probably comfortable' with legislation decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 10 days ago
promising to sign the bill. The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already has passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor's desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislationto sign the bill. The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday
Rauner 'probably comfortable' with marijuana legislation
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
to sign the bill. The Illinois House gave the measure final approval Wednesday. Because it already has passed the Illinois Senate the next step is the governor's desk. The bill includes recommendations Rauner issued when he vetoed a... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Senate approves bill that would raise smoking ageLegislation to raise the legal purchasing age of tobacco and electronic cigaret
Senate approves bill that would raise smoking age
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
Legislation to raise the legal purchasing age of tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 passed the Illinois Senate Wednesday by a vote of 32-22-2. The bill fell five votes shy of passage last Thursday, but Sen. John Mulroe,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in Springfieldmore difficult to pass. At that point, a three-fifths supermajority will be req
Legislative Round-Up: Top Legislative Leaders Meet in Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
more difficult to pass. At that point, a three-fifths supermajority will be required to pass bills. Additionally, the Illinois Senate approved a new school funding bill. Opponents view the measure as a bailout for the financially struggling... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Making sense out of Rauner's position on education fundingand bureaucratic costs.” You'll get no argument from me that university bureau
Making sense out of Rauner's position on education funding
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
and bureaucratic costs.” You'll get no argument from me that university bureaucracies are out of control. A 2015 study by Illinois Senate Democrats found that full-time public university administrative staff increased by 31.1 percent between 2004... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Guest view: McSweeney bill would have streamlined governmentgovernor. McSweeney’s measure passed in the Illinois House by a vote of 95-10.
Guest view: McSweeney bill would have streamlined government
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 days ago
governor. McSweeney’s measure passed in the Illinois House by a vote of 95-10. However, things got sticky in the Illinois Senate. State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, wanted to amend the legislation to change the line of succession so... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Bill to raise Illinois smoking age to 21 snuffed out at Capitolfrom Chicago to Springfield. An effort to raise the legal age to buy cigarette
Bill to raise Illinois smoking age to 21 snuffed out at Capitol
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
from Chicago to Springfield. An effort to raise the legal age to buy cigarette products from 18 to 21 failed in the Illinois Senate, with opponents questioning why someone old enough to enlist in the military shouldn't also be able to buy... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in Ill. SenateSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in Ill. Senate
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 17 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than 21 has failed in the Illinois Senate. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Mulroe of Chicago would not have made young smokers criminals. But supporters... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in IL SenateSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in IL Senate
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 17 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than 21 has failed in the Illinois Senate. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Mulroe of Chicago would not have made young smokers criminals. But supporters... Read more
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Daily Herald
Senate OKs interstate redistricting planSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Senate has adopted a plan that would create a
Senate OKs interstate redistricting plan
Daily Herald / Posted 17 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Senate has adopted a plan that would create a uniform, interstate process for drawing political boundaries. Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul's (KWAH'-may rah-OOLZ') plan was adopted 42-6 Thursday. He says it... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in SenateSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in Senate
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 17 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than 21 has failed in the Illinois Senate. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Mulroe of Chicago would not have made young smokers criminals. But supporters... Read more
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Daily Herald
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in SenateSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than
Bill to raise tobacco-purchase age fails in Senate
Daily Herald / Posted 17 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than 21 has failed in the Illinois Senate. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Mulroe of Chicago would not have made young smokers criminals. But supporters say... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Same-Sex Marriage Fast Factspasses a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. It now goes before the state Senate
Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 17 days ago
passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. It now goes before the state Senate for consideration. February 14, 2013 - The Illinois Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill now moves to the House for a vote. March 12, 2013 - Colorado... Read more
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Daily Herald
After losing daughter, Elmhurst mom helps EpiPen law gain momentumdaughter, Annie, to a sudden allergic reaction less than a year ago. This week
After losing daughter, Elmhurst mom helps EpiPen law gain momentum
Daily Herald / Posted 17 days ago
daughter, Annie, to a sudden allergic reaction less than a year ago. This week, LeGere watched from seats above the Illinois Senate chambers in Springfield as lawmakers voted to send Gov. Bruce Rauner a proposal named for Annie. She has... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
School funding reform passes Senatefunding reform bill intended to direct more money to the state’s neediest schoo
School funding reform passes Senate
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 18 days ago
funding reform bill intended to direct more money to the state’s neediest school districts narrowly won approval in the Illinois Senate Tuesday.The Senate voted 31-21, with three members voting “present,” to send the bill to the House, where it... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Addresses School Funding Reformyear and not let schools open on time unless the funding formula is changed bef
Rauner Addresses School Funding Reform
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
year and not let schools open on time unless the funding formula is changed before then and Chicago gets more money.” The Illinois Senate approved a new school funding bill Tuesday that opponents say is a bailout for the financially struggling... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Future murky for rewrite of school funding lawSPRINGFIELD — A major rewrite of Illinois' school funding formula squeaked out
Future murky for rewrite of school funding law
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD — A major rewrite of Illinois' school funding formula squeaked out of the Illinois Senate Tuesday, but faces an uncertain future in the House. Senate Bill 231, sponsored by Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, would revamp the way the state... Read more
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