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9:46 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Around Illinois – May 17

  • Next Sheley trial postponed to September
  • Illinois gets $150,000 of Skechers settlement
  • Cities don’t want to fund teacher pensions
  • Library begins offering e-readers
  • Restoring child-care funds advances
  • Cites gain in electricity savings
  • Schilling makes good use of perk he slammed

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Government
7:12 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Minimum wage debate resurfaces in Illinois

Senate plan would eventually raise the state wage to $10.55. Critics say the plan would put a squeeze on business owners.

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Government
3:21 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Proposed DeKalb mosque clears first hurdle

Detail from plans for new mosque in DeKalb
Susan Stephens WNIJ

DeKalb-area Muslims are a step closer to a new mosque. Last night, the city’s planning committee approved a zoning change to allow a mosque to be built in a residential area on Normal Road, near the NIU campus.  

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Government
6:49 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Illinois governor makes clear his support for gay marriage

Pat Quinn gets behind the idea of allowing gay marriage in Illinois. The Democrat says he'll work with state lawmakers to make it a reality.

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Government
11:38 am
Sat May 12, 2012

Plan to end state retirees' free health insurance premiums goes to Governor

The Illinois  Senate approved the measure Thursday, and Governor Pat Quinn says he'll sign it into law.

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local
11:57 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Around Illinois -- May 11

  • Governor Quinn on board for same-sex marriage law
  • Meals in the mailbox
  • Mother's Day gift for Rockford mayor's family
  • Illinois Senate advances plan to reduce regional school superintendents
  • Record corn crop could be good for consumers
  • Rockford gets $1 million grant for environmental clean-up

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Government
8:49 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Audit finds problems with Illinois' pre-paid tuition program

The scathing report on past management of College Illinois was issued Wednesday by the state Auditor General.

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Government
8:45 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Business community getting behind Quinn's pension plan

The governor's overhaul proposal receives an endorsement from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

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NPR Story
3:02 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Obama Affirms Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 3:14 pm

Transcript

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The Two-Way
2:35 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

President Obama: Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able To Wed

President Barack Obama is seen on a monitor in the White House briefing room in Washington, Wednesday. President Barack Obama told an ABC interviewer that he supports gay marriage.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 4:19 pm

In an interview with ABC News, President Obama declared his support for gay marriage. This marks a departure from the president's previous stance, which has repeatedly been described as "evolving."

Here's the money quote from ABC's OTUS blog:

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