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“Mandatory Minimum” Gun Bill Stalled

The mandatory minimum gun law has fallen apart in Springfield.

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Same Sex Marriage Bill May Be Effective Sooner

New bill would move up June 1 effective date

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Proposed Tax Breaks Make Progress

ADM, Univar, OfficeMax / Office Depot may all be in Illinois.

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Protestors Interrupt House Debate on Tax Incentives

A group of protesters briefly interrupted an Illinois House debate about whether to provide tax credits for companies to keep their operations in Illinois.

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Cellini Released from Federal Prison

Politically connected Springfield businessman William Cellini has been released from federal prison.

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Police Seek Tips on Hardees Attempted Armed Robbery

Police are looking for tips about an attempted armed robbery at Springfield’s “Rock ‘N Roll Hardees” on Stevenson Drive.

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Ill. Lawmaker Proposes to Same-Sex Partner

An Illinois lawmaker is engaged to his partner just hours after the state Legislature approved same-sex marriage legislation.

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Bill to Fund Concealed Carry, State Worker Backpay Advances

The Illinois Senate could vote today or Thursday to provide additional funding for state agencies that are limping towards the next fiscal year.

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Quinn to Sign Same-Sex Marriage Bill by Month’s End

Illinois’ governor says he’s going to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage into law this month.

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“Mandatory Minimum” Gun Bill Advances

The sponsor of the “mandatory minimum” gun crime bill hopes support from a former prosecutor is one change that will attract enough Yes votes.

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Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

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Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.

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New Class of State Prison Guards Graduates

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There are now some new people to work at some of the state's prisons.

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Springfield Man Tased, Eludes Police, Turns Self In

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A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.

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Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George Dies

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Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.

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NIU Offers Course on “Game of Thrones”

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Northern Illinois University has an honors-level course called "Game of Thrones, Television, and Medieval History."