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Speaker Madigan re-elected Illinois Democratic chairman

SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan easily won a fifth term as Illinois Democratic Party chairman today. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois preserve prepped for return of bison

— On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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‘Quinnocchio’ character latest example of trolling in Illinois politics

Governor’s aides call Rauner campaign tactic a cheap stunt The moniker may be inspired by a fairy tale, but the constant presence on the campaign trail has been far from enchanting for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois legislative watchdog recommends greater transparency

SPRINGFIELD — Citing a patronage scandal at Metra and clout admissions at the University of Illinois, the outgoing legislative inspector general says it’s time to lift the veil of secrecy on ethics investigations in the General Assembly. Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois’ spreading forests build state’s economy

Lone forest cheerleader promotes Prairie State’s expanding, little known economic giant— On a remote patch of Livingston County, Jim and Dixie Vogel’s 266-acre Hidden Ranch offers a glimpse of a sleeping giant in Illinois’ economy. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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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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