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  • Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill

    Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Senate today approved legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn. The issue pitted supporters arguing for compassion for those...
  • Bloomberg spends $660,000 on Jackson Jr. contest

    Bloomberg spends $660,000 on Jackson Jr. contest
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has spent at least $660,000 for 12 days of TV ads blasting Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson’s past support from the National Rifle Association, records...
  • Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County

    Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County
    SPRINGFIELD — People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to the authors of the proposal. The...
  • Birth control in sex ed classes passes Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois public schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control underĀ a measureĀ the Senate sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday. The legislation is a change from current policy, where...
  • New General Assembly sworn in as full plate looms

    New General Assembly sworn in as full plate looms
    SPRINGFIELD --- A new Illinois General Assembly was sworn in today, and after the ceremony and celebrations are over, lawmakers will face a full plate of unresolved issues in the month ahead. Democrats now have veto-proof majorities in both the House and...
  • Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it

    Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it
    A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
  • Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January

    Illinois Senate president: No vote on pension reform until January
    Don’t expect a vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s government worker pension program until after the new year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton indicated Thursday. The North Side Democrat said that there simply aren’t...
  • New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
  • Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.

    Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.
    The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights. A...
  • Quinn: Pension reform before gambling expansion

    Quinn: Pension reform before gambling expansion
    Efforts by the legislature to expand casino gambling to Chicago and other locations is a secondary issue behind attempts to deal with the state’s unfunded pension liability, Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday. The Democratic governor's comments drew a...
  • For Illinois Republicans, the gloom settles in

    For Illinois Republicans, the gloom settles in
    A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...