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Focus – 6/1
Focus – 6/1

Guests:  Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards talks about the latest City Council Meeting, , Dr.  Dyanne Ferk on indicators of our economic health, Devin Spears on concussions, and Jen Miller on School District 186’s Summer Food Service Program.

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Rauner’s Workers Comp Reform Fails

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A party-line vote Wednesday afternoon kept a workers' compensation restructuring from going to the Senate floor.

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Manar: Budget Unlikely by May 31

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"Cutting vital services, banking $2.2 billion of... just... fictional pension savings that aren't going to occur, we're going to claim to be balanced?"

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Illinois Bill Penalizes for Leaving Pets in Extreme Weather

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Offenders could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.

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Mt. Zion High School to Randomly Drug Test Some Students

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Students will be randomly selected for urinalysis tests to detect alcohol or marijuana, among other drugs.

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Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

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Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.

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Lawmakers Could Consider “Turnaround Agenda” Items Wednesday

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on properties taxes are on the agenda today in Senate committees.