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Quinn Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill

The signing ceremony at the University of Illinois Chicago capped a successful effort to make Illinois the 16th state to allow it.

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SHG/Washington Game to be Televised Statewide

Saturday’s playoff game between Washington and Sacred Heart Griffin High Schools will be broadcast statewide as a way to promote tornado recovery efforts.

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IEMA: Number of Damaged Washington Homes Will Grow

State officials now say that at least 900 homes were either destroyed or badly damaged by Sunday’s tornadoes. And that figure is likely to grow.

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JP Morgan Chase Settlement Nets $100M for Pension Systems

Illinois’ public pension system is getting $100 million from a settlement with JPMorgan Chase.

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Observances of JFK Death Begin

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago will show TV…

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Aldermen, Mayor at Odds Over Oak Ridge

At least one alderman is incensed at the mayor over the possible privatization of Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Alderman Frank Edwards…

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Outlets at Springfield Announces First Leases

The Outlets at Springfield is starting to take shape.

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SHG Football Plans Fundraisers, Transportation, Food for Washington Fans and Players

Sacred Heart Griffin High School’s football team is proving human life is more valuable than a sport.

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Revised Gun Bill Proves Costly

The Illinois Department of Corrections say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.

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Washington Storm Clean Up Continues

The cleanup and recovery is slow, but progressing in Washington, Illinois. It’s now estimated more than 1,000 homes were damaged…

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Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
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Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

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State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

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The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

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Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

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Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

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Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

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A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

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Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background

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The Democrats running for U.S. Senate are working to distinguish themselves from their rivals as they meet for the first time this election season.