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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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AFSCME: Time to Go Back to the Negotiating Table

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Rauner has said he wouldn't lock out state workers even as contract negotiations continue, but AFSCME spokesperson Anders Lindall doesn't buy it.

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No New Legionnaires Deaths in Quincy

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50 residents sicked, seven fatalities.

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Police Investigate Retirement Community Burglaries

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Break-ins at senior retirement communities.

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Anti-Abortion Groups Target Sen. Mark Kirk

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Anti-abortion protesters repeatedly reference U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's stroke in demanding he switch his position on defunding Planned Parenthood.

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New Springfield Fire Chief a Familiar Face

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Barry Helmerichs has another chance to be Springfield Fire Chief.