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The Champaign News-Gazette
Over 50 years, Turkey Trot has evolved into massive eventinterest statements John Bambenek, a former Champaign school board member and
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
interest statements John Bambenek, a former Champaign school board member and onetime candidate for the Illinois Senate, earlier this week issued a press release critical of Champaign County Board member Josh Hartke for failing... Read more
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My Suburban Life
More than 100 people attend Elmhurst District 205 board meetingfrom seventh grade through senior year of high school, following the passage of
My Suburban Life / Posted 6 days ago
from seventh grade through senior year of high school, following the passage of the statewide education funding bill, Illinois Senate Bill 1947, into law in August. "The middle-school philosophy of developing well-rounded children is fostered... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Former state senator, SIC alumna visit studentscitizens of central Illinois serving four terms in the Illinois House of Repres
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 7 days ago
citizens of central Illinois serving four terms in the Illinois House of Representatives and also served two terms in the Illinois Senate, retiring as Assistant Majority Leader. For more information on the “Pizza and Politics” series or MIG,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
City officials should listen to young people in debate over new police academylaw enforcement and the judicial system while enrolled in school. Two years ag
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
law enforcement and the judicial system while enrolled in school. Two years ago, the group successfully lobbied to pass Illinois Senate Bill 100, which made school suspensions and expulsions the last resort, rather than the first response. This... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: Lawmakers don't know what lewd behavior is?Thursday, The Chicago Tribune's lead editorial was headlined, "Why is Ira Silve
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Thursday, The Chicago Tribune's lead editorial was headlined, "Why is Ira Silverstein still a member of the Illinois Senate?" Yeah, why indeed? With that kind of vilification as the unappetizing alternative, it's no wonder our noble... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Rauner, Mendoza war of words continuesif any of the statewide races are competitive. * Last week saw the formal anno
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 13 days ago
if any of the statewide races are competitive. * Last week saw the formal announcement of the Women’s Caucus in the Illinois Senate. It is a more formal gathering of female senators, both Democrats and Republicans, to advance issues of... Read more
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Business Insider
Paul Ryan, McConnell, and Trump are on a collision course over the competing GOP tax billsBoth Senate and House Republicans have rolled out their versions of a tax refor
Business Insider / Posted 13 days ago
Both Senate and House Republicans have rolled out their versions of a tax reform bill, named the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. There are substantial differences between the two bills — and then there are President Donald Trump's priorities to... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Override push on employment history plan failsscreening job applicants can ask, including salary history, has failed. There
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 15 days ago
screening job applicants can ask, including salary history, has failed. There weren't enough votes Thursday in the Illinois Senate to overrule the Republican governor who said he supports the idea, but Illinois should look to other states.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mom's 'deaf, but she can only hear if you didn’t call'future practice rink, MB Ice Arena. *Gov. Bruce Rauner will attend an Illinois
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
future practice rink, MB Ice Arena. *Gov. Bruce Rauner will attend an Illinois National Guard deployment. *The Illinois Senate will meet and will get the same sexual harassment training the House did on Wednesday. *Several state... Read more
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The Telegraph
Collinsville, Godfrey receive state recognitionsBill Haine (D-Alton) represents both areas. “I have had the pleasure of repres
The Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
Bill Haine (D-Alton) represents both areas. “I have had the pleasure of representing Collinsville and Godfrey in the Illinois Senate for 15 years,” Haine said. “Both communities are made up of outstanding people that are dedicated to... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Lawmakers require cursive writing for studentscomplained school teachers have too many requirements from the state. The bill
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 days ago
complained school teachers have too many requirements from the state. The bill is HB2977 . 2:15 p.m. The Illinois Senate has endorsed monthly reporting of incoming bills despite a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Senate's 52-3 vote... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Senate OKs easier access to insurance benefitscomplained school teachers have too many requirements from the state. The bill
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 16 days ago
complained school teachers have too many requirements from the state. The bill is HB2977 . 2:15 p.m. The Illinois Senate has endorsed monthly reporting of incoming bills despite a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Senate's 52-3 vote... Read more
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The Telegraph
Illinois lawmakers engulfed by fixing sex-harassment messDemocratic Senators Tony Munoz D-Chicago, left, and Michael Hastings D-Tinley P
The Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
Democratic Senators Tony Munoz D-Chicago, left, and Michael Hastings D-Tinley Park, speak on the floor of the Illinois Senate as Sen. Ira Silverstien, D-Chicago, sits nearby Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The Senate voted to expand power... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Illinois Senate OKs 'debt transparency' measureSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on legislative action in Springfield (all t
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on legislative action in Springfield (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The Illinois Senate has endorsed monthly reporting of incoming bills despite a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Senate's 52-3 vote Wednesday to... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois Senate OKs 'debt transparency' measureSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Latest on legislative action in Springfield (all times
Daily Herald / Posted 16 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Latest on legislative action in Springfield (all times local): The Illinois Senate has endorsed monthly reporting of incoming bills despite a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Senate's 52-3 vote Wednesday to override the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois Senate rushes to fix sex-harassment quandaryharassment cases roiling the nation and an open letter in the Illinois Statehou
Northwest Herald / Posted 16 days ago
harassment cases roiling the nation and an open letter in the Illinois Statehouse demanding action. SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate moved swiftly Tuesday to propose expanded power for the newly minted inspector general, a measure that would... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Illinois Senate rushes to fix sex-harassment quandaryharassment cases roiling the nation and an open letter in the Illinois Statehou
Daily Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
harassment cases roiling the nation and an open letter in the Illinois Statehouse demanding action. SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate moved swiftly Tuesday to propose expanded power for the newly minted inspector general, a measure that would... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Gov applauds, jabs lawmakers on sex harassmentwas vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with fo
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 17 days ago
was vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with former federal prosecutor Julie Porter. The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Gov applauds, jabs lawmakers on sex harassmentwas vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with fo
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 17 days ago
was vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with former federal prosecutor Julie Porter. The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Gov applauds, jabs lawmakers on sex harassmentwas vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with fo
Stamford Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
was vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with former federal prosecutor Julie Porter. The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Illinois House puts student-loan rights into lawwas vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with fo
Connecticut Post / Posted 17 days ago
was vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with former federal prosecutor Julie Porter. The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday... Read more
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Greenwich Time
House fails to override 'right-to-work' measurewas vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with fo
Greenwich Time / Posted 17 days ago
was vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with former federal prosecutor Julie Porter. The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday... Read more
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The News-Times
House fails to override 'right-to-work' measurewas vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with fo
The News-Times / Posted 17 days ago
was vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with former federal prosecutor Julie Porter. The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
House approves sex-harassment resolutionwas vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with fo
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
was vacant. Her testimony spurred the commission to fill it temporarily with former federal prosecutor Julie Porter. The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Senate convenes, sex-harassment target attendingSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on legislative action in Springfield (all t
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 17 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on legislative action in Springfield (all times local): The Illinois Senate has approved expanded authority for the Legislature's new inspector general. The Senate voted 55-0 Tuesday to allow Julie Porter to... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas companypublic awareness of fracking's dangers. "We've learned a lot since Illinois pa
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 21 days ago
public awareness of fracking's dangers. "We've learned a lot since Illinois passed this law," said Fujan, noting an Illinois Senate subcommittee on energy plans to hold a hearing on fracking rules later this month. "We're going to pursue... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas companypublic awareness of fracking's dangers. "We've learned a lot since Illinois pa
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 21 days ago
public awareness of fracking's dangers. "We've learned a lot since Illinois passed this law," said Fujan, noting an Illinois Senate subcommittee on energy plans to hold a hearing on fracking rules later this month. "We're going to pursue... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Illinois' first fracking permit returned by Kansas companypublic awareness of fracking's dangers. "We've learned a lot since Illinois pa
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 21 days ago
public awareness of fracking's dangers. "We've learned a lot since Illinois passed this law," said Fujan, noting an Illinois Senate subcommittee on energy plans to hold a hearing on fracking rules later this month. "We're going to pursue... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Sen
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate Democratic leader of sexually harassing her said Thursday that she wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintThursday Nov. 2, 2017. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File) SPRINGFIELD
Northwest Herald / Posted 21 days ago
Thursday Nov. 2, 2017. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File) SPRINGFIELD – The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate Democratic leader of sexually harassing her said Thursday that she wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintSPRINGFIELD (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate De
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate Democratic leader of sexually harassing her said Thursday that she wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Illinois Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintThursday Nov. 2, 2017. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File) SPRINGFIELD
Daily Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
Thursday Nov. 2, 2017. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File) SPRINGFIELD – The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate Democratic leader of sexually harassing her said Thursday that she wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Sen
The Middletown Press / Posted 21 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate Democratic leader of sexually harassing her said Thursday that she wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Sen
The Register Citizen / Posted 21 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate Democratic leader of sexually harassing her said Thursday that she wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this... Read more
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Daily Herald
Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate
Daily Herald / Posted 22 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The political activist who has accused an Illinois Senate Democratic leader of sexually harassing her said Thursday that she wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The woman who claims that an Illinois Senate Democrati
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 22 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The woman who claims that an Illinois Senate Democratic leader sexually harassed her wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this week. Denise Rotheimer is a victims-rights... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Senator's sex-harassment accuser wants answers on complaintSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The woman who claims that an Illinois Senate Democrati
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 22 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The woman who claims that an Illinois Senate Democratic leader sexually harassed her wants to know why Sen. Ira Silverstein faced no repercussions until after she went public this week. Denise Rotheimer is a victims-rights... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Large salaries, family connections questioned at Lewis & Clark Community College$1.8 million retirement payout in 2010, then returned to work two months later.
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 22 days ago
$1.8 million retirement payout in 2010, then returned to work two months later. Then in 2015, his salary was featured in an Illinois Senate investigative report. New board member David Heyen says he feels alone in his fight to fix it. At a recent... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Large salaries, family connections questioned at Lewis & Clark Community College$1.8 million retirement payout in 2010, then returned to work two months later.
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 22 days ago
$1.8 million retirement payout in 2010, then returned to work two months later. Then in 2015, his salary was featured in an Illinois Senate investigative report. New board member David Heyen says he feels alone in his fight to fix it. At a recent... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CPD top cop urges stronger laws to regulate Illinois gun dealersof gun transactions so that straw purchasers can be identified. A bill contain
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
of gun transactions so that straw purchasers can be identified. A bill containing those provisions was approved by the Illinois Senate in April, and has been slowly making its way through the House since then. House leaders recently extended a... Read more
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The Telegraph
Rachelle Aud Crowe named honorary chair of 100 Black Men of Alton galaViolent Crimes Unit, she has successfully prosecuted hundreds of homicide, drug
The Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
Violent Crimes Unit, she has successfully prosecuted hundreds of homicide, drug, abuse, and gang-related crimes. The 56th Illinois Senate District comprises all or parts of Alton, Bethalto, Caseyville, Collinsville, East Alton, Edwardsville,... Read more
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Business Wire
Dynegy Supports Legislation to Ensure Reliable and Competitively Priced Electricity in Downstate Illinoison this solution to protect downstate generation, jobs, consumers and reliabili
Business Wire / Posted 29 days ago
on this solution to protect downstate generation, jobs, consumers and reliability.” Legislative Sponsors In the Illinois Senate, SB2250 was co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville) and Senator Sue... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
House rejects gun 'bump stock' ban as too broadbusiness participation. Riley says the situation has the appearance of a contr
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 29 days ago
business participation. Riley says the situation has the appearance of a contract designed specifically for Morneau. The Illinois Senate has wrapped up work for the week but the House will be back to work Thursday during the Legislature's fall... Read more
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Daily Herald
House approves OKs of troublesome insurance planbusiness participation. Riley says the situation has the appearance of a contr
Daily Herald / Posted 29 days ago
business participation. Riley says the situation has the appearance of a contract designed specifically for Morneau. The Illinois Senate has wrapped up work for the week but the House will be back to work Thursday during the Legislature's fall... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
House approves OKs of troublesome insurance planbusiness participation. Riley says the situation has the appearance of a contr
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 29 days ago
business participation. Riley says the situation has the appearance of a contract designed specifically for Morneau. The Illinois Senate has wrapped up work for the week but the House will be back to work Thursday during the Legislature's fall... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
'Ryan Owens Highway' proposed for Chillicothein Chillicothe might receive an additional name, to honor one of its bravest so
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 29 days ago
in Chillicothe might receive an additional name, to honor one of its bravest sons. Legislation approved Wednesday in the Illinois Senate would dub Route 29 the Senior Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens Memorial Highway. Owens, a U.S. Navy... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois House back for action ThursdaySPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has wrapped up work for the week b
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 29 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate has wrapped up work for the week but the House will be back to work Thursday during the Legislature's fall session. The session - which continues Nov. 7-9 - is traditionally reserved for consideration of... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Senate bucks Rauner on student-loan rights billSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on action in the Illinois General Assembly
WGEM Quincy / Posted 30 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on action in the Illinois General Assembly (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The Illinois Senate has voted to override a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. It's a plan pushed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to... Read more
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Roll Call
Durbin, Graham Dreaming DACA Before Christmasto be open to ideas and approaches that might not have originated from Democrat
Roll Call / Posted 30 days ago
to be open to ideas and approaches that might not have originated from Democrats but are important to reach our goal,” the Illinois Senate minority whip said. Durbin said it’s encouraging that Speaker Paul D. Ryan reportedly wants to get a DACA... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Democrats advance ban on 'bump stocks'; Republicans call the effort too broada bill to ban assault weapons and large-caliber rifles, but it was not called f
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
a bill to ban assault weapons and large-caliber rifles, but it was not called for a vote Tuesday. Meanwhile Tuesday, the Illinois Senate voted to override Rauner’s veto of a bill that would ban local governments from setting up right-to-work... Read more
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