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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Children With Seizures

July 20 (Reuters) – Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, the latest in a series of measures loosening restrictions on cannabis by U.S. states. The move to add epilepsy and other seizure disorders […]

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Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants’ skills then ask about criminal histories. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Illinois Lawmaker Denies Making The Least Subtle Patronage Request Ever

Patronage requests are usually made quietly, perhaps in a smoke-filled back room, but one Illinois Republican appears to have brought sunlight to the process on Monday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. After a bill signing, Illinois state comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (R), mentioned to governor Pat Quinn that her son wanted to teach at Southern […]

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Plan a Fun Summer Getaway in Illinois to These 10 parks

ROAD TRIP! Looking to get the family out of the house and on the road? With gas prices climbing, you may want to stay a bit closer to home this summer — look no further than your own backyard. Check out these great Illinois parks.   1. Starved Rock State Park Location: Utica   2. Shawnee National Forest […]

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Microsoft To Buy Power From Illinois Wind Farm

CHICAGO (AP) – Microsoft Corp. says it has agreed to buy electricity from a new wind farm in Illinois for the next 20 years in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. The company’s chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, made the announcement Tuesday. The 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project is being built on the Kankakee […]

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26 Illinois Lawmakers Opt Out of Their State Pension Plan

Is your state representative or senator paying into the pension system? Pension reform has been a hot topic in Illinois in recent years with the Illinois budget far from balanced and many saying the state’s pension funds are part of the problem because they are taking up more and more of the total budget. In […]

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Illinois attorney general suing over student loan debt scams

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed two lawsuits against debt-settlement firms that she claimed perpetrated “scams” against consumers. Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – News

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Illinois patients could start using medical marijuana in early 2015

There’s a medical marijuana law on the books in Illinois, but patients can’t use the drug here legally yet. That’s going to change soon. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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New legislation gives adoptees more access to history and Illinois at the front of a cause

Advocates crowded into WGN Radio’s showcase studio this morning to watch Gov. Pat Quinn sign historic legislation that will make it easier for adoptees to find out more about their birth family and medical history.  Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – Clout Street

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Moody’s says court ruling is negative for Illinois pension reform

The Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling extending constitutional protection to public sector retiree health care is a negative credit factor for Illinois, Chicago and local governments seeking to alter pension benefits, Moody’s Investors Service said on Friday. Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – Clout Street

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Suspect in 2 Illinois killings appears in court

A man suspected in two Illinois homicides who was arrested after a high-speed chase appeared during a court appearance to be injured. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Nick Zeisloft transfers to Indiana from Illinois State

Indiana coach Tom Crean says the Hoosiers have added to their roster 6-4 guard Nick Zeisloft, who is transferring from Illinois State after earning his degree in finance. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Supreme Court deals setback to unions in Illinois case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to unions by ruling that in-home care workers in Illinois who are paid by the state are not similar enough to full-fledged government employees to be compelled to pay union dues. Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – Clout Street

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Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, who represented Illinois for roughly four decades, dead at 86

Alan Dixon, who served in the Illinois House and went on to become a U.S. Senator has died, according to a statement issued Sunday by Sen. Dick Durbin’s office. He was 86. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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National Hunt For Illinois Man Suspected Of 2 Slayings

July 3 (Reuters) – Authorities released new pictures on Thursday in a national hunt for an Illinois man suspected of killing a woman at a rest stop west of Chicago and taking her car a day after killing a man in the northern part of the state. Terence Doddy, 36, is a person of interest […]

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