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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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City’s Checkbook Now On-Line

Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty briefed the city council on the new website that will allow anyone to see where Springfield resident’s tax dollars are going.

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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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Quinn Signs Legislation Requiring Transit Review

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Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable.

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GOP Says It Has Fixes for ACA, Dems Skeptical

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Mark Kirk is for repeal; Dick Durbin says no repeal but he'll work with the GOP on fixes.

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IDOT Under Fire Again for Hiring Practices

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Illinois Executive Inspector General's office says workers hired under title but given other duties to avoid hiring rules. Also asserts Governor Quinn was not involved.

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Greens Off, Libertarians On November’s Ballot

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Green Party vows to fight decision