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  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that...
  • Illinois Senate Votes to Ban Texting while Driving

    (WGN-AM) - The Illinois Senate has joined the campaign against motorists who send text messages while driving. Senators voted 45-6 to make texting behind the wheel a traffic violation like speeding. Sponsoring Democratic Sen. Martin Sandoval of Cicero...

    State panel vote paves way for sale of Thomson Correctional Center to federal government

    State panel vote paves way for sale of Thomson Correctional Center to federal government
    A panel of state lawmakers recommended closing a little-used prison in northwest Illinois on Wednesday, giving Gov. Pat Quinn political cover to sell the facility to the Obama administration to house terrorism suspects now held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....

    State Senate hearing to examine nursing home safety

    Two state Senate committees will hold a joint hearing next month to examine ways to improve safety at Illinois nursing homes, where a high number of felons with mental illness has led to reported assaults, rape and even murder. Speaking before the...

    Senators outraged over Illinois nursing home safety

    A top adviser to Gov. Pat Quinn outlined Thursday for the first time some of the steps Illinois must take to end the warehousing of mentally ill adults in nursing homes, including violent felons who have victimized elderly and disabled residents. And...