Some mid-size Illinois cities are hoping to gain more influence in Springfield. The Rockford Register Star reports industrial cities like Rockford, Peoria, Aurora and Danville are forming a new alliance at the Capitol. Each of these cities already belongs to the Illinois Municipal League. That organization focuses on legislative issues for communities across the state.
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he hopes the fifth time’s the charm for legislation to create a new food safety agency.
"Kids are well fed, happy, smiling and being themselves rather than being in a situation where their stomachs are empty, they have headaches and stomach aches, they may be nauseous."