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Quinn Signs Prison-to-Work Incentive Laws

Illinois has some new laws on the books aimed at keeping those who’ve gotten out of prison from going back in.

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Federal Appeals Court Shoots Down Immediate Concealed Carry

A Chicago federal appeals court isn’t letting Illinoisans immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledging concealed-carry law, but says it will give the matter a speedy review.

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Wanted: Minority Organ Donations

The Illinois secretary of state is urging minorities to sign up to be organ donors.  In some cases, organ transplants…

Kick Off Ceremony for the 20th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

Quinn and Walker, Illinois vs. Wisconsin

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says Wisconsin should follow the lead of other Midwest states and legalize gay marriage. Quinn said…

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Illinois Athlete Insurance Bill Moves Forward

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign legislation requiring Illinois schools to offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. The…

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Fair Will Feature Clydesdales, New App

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the Illinois State Fair for its entire 10-day duration. Fair organizers say as part…

Kick Off Ceremony for the 20th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

Quinn Signs Student Social Networking Law

A new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn will prohibit schools from requiring parents to give out students’ social networking…

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Former Rep. Jackson Given More Time to Pay Up

A judge has given former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. additional time to pay $750,000 in restitution. A federal judge…

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Fire Marshal Rescinds Proposed Fire Code Updates

An intense lobbying effort from the Springfield Area Home Builders Association may have helped the State’s Fire Marshal to hold…

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Medical Marijuana Legal Jan. 1 — Now What?

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Illinois on January 1st, but that doesn’t mean it will be available.

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.