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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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Early Voting to Begin in Special Schock Replacement Primary

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Early voting starts Thursday for the special election to pick the Democratic and Republican candidates to possibly replace Aaron Schock as 18th District Congressman.

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Langfelder Talks About Appointments

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Four of Mayor Jim Langfelder's department head appointments will be voted on by the Springfield City Council next week.

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Rauner Revises Hiring Plan

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Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has revised its plan to change state hiring to allay concerns of Democrats and unions.

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Bloomington Man Deemed “Sexually Dangerous” to be Released from Treatment

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A psychiatrist has testified that a 35-year-old Bloomington man who has been in a state treatment program for sexually dangerous people since he was 15 is eligible to be released.

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Former Dixon Comptroller to Give Up Horse Trophies

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Rita Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other personal items stored in Illinois and Wisconsin.