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Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners. Full News here – WFLD – News

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House Bill Offers $100M To Lure Obama Presidential Library To Illinois

Illinois May Offer $ 100M For Obama Library WBBM 780/105.9FM playpause jQuery(document).ready(function($ ) { cbs_audio_player_v2(“audio-player-1″); }); (CBS) – Mayor Emanuel is at the top of a long list of people who want the Barack Obama presidential library here in Chicago, now that an Illinois House committee has approved spending money to bring it here. A […]

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Will You Use the New Illinois State Lottery App?

I spent 10 years editing letters to the editor at The State Journal-Register in Springfield and I could retire comfortably, probably with a 3 percent annually compounding cost of living adjustment, if I had a dollar for every letter that went something like this: “They told us the Illinois State Lottery was going to pay […]

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What’s the Matter with Illinois?

What really is wrong with Illinois? The Wall Street Journal took a look at the Land of Lincoln compared with our neighbors in the Great Lakes region — specifically Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin — to see the economic progress, or lack thereof, Illinois has made in the past five years. It’s not a pretty […]

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Illinois Senate passes rape kit reform

SPRINGFIELD — Rosa Pickett said she thought nothing would ever be worse than the night she was brutally beaten and raped — until she found out the Robbins Police Department didn’t follow through and time ran out to file charges in the case. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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New FBI fingerprint technology key to resolving Illinois cold case

Local agencies urged to take advantage of system New FBI technology — including a sharper fingerprint identification system — is helping police resolve cold cases, such as the 1997 slaying of a teenage runaway from the northwest suburbs whose alleged killer was charged with the crime just last week. Full News here – Chicagoland – […]

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Illinois charter schools backers rally at Capitol

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois charter schools advocates rallied inside the Capitol today to protest against a slew of measures this session aimed at regulating the alternative education system. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois House OKs bill to give pregnant employees new rights

A proposed state law would offer pregnant women additional protection at work. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Medicare data release shows Illinois’ biggest billers

Figures show some doctors in state get paid millions from federal health programThousands of doctors this week found their Medicare billings subjected to public scrutiny, as federal officials for the first time released data on what the government pays physicians to treat senior patients. Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois lawmaker apologizes for racial comment

SPRINGFIELD — A Democratic lawmaker from Aurora apologized again today for racial remarks she made on the Illinois House floor during a charged discussion of a bill to regulate charter schools. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois Legislature OKs Chicago pension overhaul

The state Legislature has approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for overhauling two Chicago pension programs, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Illinois House approves Emanuel pension changes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s partial city pension overhaul passed the House today, 73-41. It now goes to the state Senate. Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois May Soon Decriminalize Low-Level Marijuana Possession

Efforts toward legalizing marijuana in Illinois, where a medical marijuana pilot program was approved last year, could be on the verge of another big step forward. A vote by the full state House of Representatives on a proposal that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana could come soon, ABC Chicago reported Thursday. […]

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Here's What Happened to Crime in Chicago After Illinois Finally Passed

Here's What Happened to Crime in Chicago After Illinois Finally Passed … Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the drop in crime a “trend.” He attributed the drop to the “talent level of individuals” on the police force, “intelligent policing strategies” and other programs. He did not mention the concealed … Full News here – […]

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Illinois looks at improving voting rights protections

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois would beef up protections of eligible voters to ensure they can register and cast a ballot without fear of voter suppression under a measure Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan advanced Tuesday.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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