Illinois

Politics
10:14 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Around Illinois -- May 8

  • Illinois universities get nuclear energy grants
  • Democrat will seek DeKalb State’s Attorney job
  • What should state retirees pay for health insurance?
  • How long should juveniles be on probation?
  • At 14, she’s still not the youngest graduate
  • The state line that might have been

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Government
7:10 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Illinois lawmaker says it's up to State Police to fix FOID problems

A recent audit says Illinois' gun owner registration program creates public safety issues.  But Republican Representative Jim Durkin doesn't expect the legislature to intervene anytime soon. 

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Government
12:34 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Around Illinois -- May 7

  • TV show helps nab Ponzi-scheme pair
  • High-speed rail study will move forward
  • Tollway project will link two interstates
  • Will free roads become tollways?
  • State Fair prices on the rise
  • Bank of America to face local protest

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Government
6:37 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Voters to decide on tougher rules for pension increases

A constitutional amendment for Illinois will appear on the November ballot. The proposed change has to do with increasing pension benefits for public workers.

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Local
6:28 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Winnebago-Boone courts could add depth to camera project

Winnebago County Courthouse

The Illinois Supreme Court's decision to add these two northern Illinois counties to its cameras in courts program is being viewed as a stepping stone for the effort. 

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Government
8:31 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Reports say Medicaid cuts would cost Illinois jobs

A pair of separate reports criticized proposed cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program.  Governor Pat Quinn wants to reduce program spending by $2-billion dollars, and raise cigarette taxes to close the rest of the Medicaid budget shortfall.

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Illinois
12:59 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Around Illinois – April 25

  • More high school math supported
  • Poll sees gaming as a good bet
  • A test for chlorine safety in Rockford
  • Church installs solar panels
  • Did owners keep workers' health, retirement funds?

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Politics
2:41 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Senator Kirk's stroke recovery progressing: photo released today

The first public photo of Senator Mark Kirk to be released since his stroke in January.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Stroke Rehabilitation

 

Senator Mark Kirk is “mentally sharp” and keeping up with global issues during daily meetings with his staff. That’s according to the director of the stroke rehabilitation center where the 52-year-old Republican has been since February.

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Government
7:32 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Electric vehicle charging stations: Good government investment?

An emerging car market presents governmental bodies with the potential need to provide the necessary infrastructure.  But, is there enough demand yet for public investment of charging stations? 

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Local
7:05 am
Fri April 20, 2012

State 'multiplies' Winnebago Co. taxes

Winnebago County non-farm taxpayers are getting a bit of a kick from the State of Illinois annual review of property assessments. 

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