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  • Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a master deal to advance his pro-business priorities through the Legislature in exchange for new revenue to save...
  • Illinois House OKs bill to create bobcat hunting season

    Legislation to create a bobcat hunting season has advanced in the Illinois General Assembly. The House approved the measure 62-43 on Friday, sending it to the Senate. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1Q1GmxD ) the bill...
  • Citizens face limited access to Illinois' museums

    Museums provide access to cultures, ideas and information and provide insight, arouse curiosity, enlighten and encourage study for those who attend. What is happening, however, is that only those wealthy enough to pay the ever-increasing steep entrance...
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social service grants. The State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/1PXLanD ) reports more than two dozen people who work for the free...
  • Illinois Historic Preservation Agency fights for survival

     Illinois Historic Preservation Agency fights for survival
    The board of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency on Thursday assailed Gov. Bruce Rauner's push to eliminate the agency, saying the move could force some state historic sites to close and would hinder a program that has helped generate more than $1...
  • State Senate passes bills designed to reduce O'Hare jet noise

    State Senate passes bills designed to reduce O'Hare jet noise
    The Illinois Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday designed to mitigate jet noise around O'Hare International Airport by increasing the cap on the number of runways to 10 from eight, and prohibiting the city of Chicago from closing and...
  • Illinois Senate passes 'Right to Try' measure

    The Illinois Senate has approved a bipartisan measure that would allow terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs. The Right to Try Act passed the Senate with a vote of 52-0 Thursday, one day after the House passed its version. The legislation...
  • Illinois House votes to make pumpkin official state pie

    Illinois House votes to make pumpkin official state pie
    The Illinois House overwhelmingly voted Thursday to declare pumpkin pie the official state pie, following a jovial debate over the merits of sweet potato and blueberry versions of the baked dessert. The measure passed 108-3 and now goes to the Senate....
  • Freeman-Wilson blasts gun bill aimed at Gary

    Freeman-Wilson blasts gun bill aimed at Gary
    Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lashed out at the General Assembly for approving a bill to kill a long-standing Gary lawsuit against gun manufacturers and dealers. The measure passed the House Wednesday by a 72-23 vote. Because an amendment was added,...
  • Rauner says he'll use 'leverage' of money woes to get pro-business changes

    Rauner says he'll use 'leverage' of money woes to get pro-business changes
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner kicked off a campaign-style statewide tour Monday by indicating he'll try to "leverage" the state's money woes into securing a series of pro-business changes from a General Assembly controlled by Democrats likely to fiercely...
  • Central Illinois wildlife park plan draws support, criticism

    A plan for a central Illinois zoo and wildlife park is garnering support from economic development advocates and criticism from local landowners and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports James Aikman plans to turn 45...