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Government
7:23 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Extended cell-phone restriction sent to governor

Representative Jerry F. Costello, II

Illinois drivers could soon be banned from talking on cell phones while going through an emergency zone. State lawmakers sent the measure to the governor Monday. 

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Government
3:15 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Around Illinois – May 25

  • A different memorial for holiday weekend
  • Illinois Senate approves strip club fee
  • Gambling backers looking for support
  • Bag recycling bill will need recycling

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Government
5:05 am
Fri May 25, 2012

General Assembly Approves Massive Medicaid Cuts

The General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved steep cuts to Medicaid, Illinois' system of health care for the poor.   Backers of the cuts say they are a long-overdue correction for a program that has grown out of control.

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Government
12:04 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Patrick Fitzgerald's presence felt beyond high profile corruption cases

Paul Logli

A former prosecutor gives the outgoing U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois high marks for his relationship with local law enforcement. 

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Government
9:57 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Around Illinois – May 24

  • Dixon will delay its own Crundwell probe
  • Sand pit meeting reviews issues and obstacles
  • Roadwork affects Illinois 2 in Ogle County

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Government
1:38 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Around Illinois – May 23

Cherry Valley train fire final report issued

West Nile virus shows up early this year

NATO protestors will challenge terrorism charges

Is more gambling a good bet for revenue?

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Government
8:07 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Anti-bullying measure fails in Illinois legislature

The Illinois Senate has rejected a measure aimed at making schools adopt tougher anti-bullying policies. But supporters may try again.

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Government
7:57 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Illinois House approves changes to eavesdropping law

Howstuffworks.com

 

Current Illinois law makes recording police officers in public a crime. The proposed changes approved 71-45 by the Illinois House would decriminalize such recordings. The bill's sponsors say they've addressed concerns raised by law enforcement.

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Government
7:45 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Scholarship program's demise could bring financial relief to Illinois universities

Public universities are required to hand out tuition waivers awarded by state lawmakers. But a pending law change would end the practice.

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Government
9:49 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Around Illinois – May 22

  • Rockford gives nonunion workers a raise
  • Quinn will focus on Medicaid, pensions
  • Area cities pass video gambling ordinances
  • Hearing on Ottawa sand plant scheduled

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