Government

Government and Legislature

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

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?

Anti-bullying measure fails in Illinois legislature

May 23, 2012

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

Illinois House approves changes to eavesdropping law

May 23, 2012
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.

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

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

End is near for legislative scholarships

May 22, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn says he plans to sign the measure sent to him by Illinois lawmakers. The bill would eliminate the controversial perk.

NATO recap

May 22, 2012
Chicago Magazine

Chicago police announce arrest numbers following protests of the conference. City officials are praised for their handling of the event.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Illinois political maps

May 22, 2012

The suit was brought forward by the League of Women Voters of Illinois. Other challenges to redistricting are still pending.

  • Korean shellfish considered “tainted
  • “Biondo bill” is put on the shelf – for now
  • Rockford Parks police vote yes for union
  • Shimkus aide wins 13th District ballot spot
  • Polish president honors governor, Guard members

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