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  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants state handgun registry

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants state handgun registry
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he wants state lawmakers to approve a statewide handgun registry. The request immediately ran into staunch opposition in Springfield, where gun control issues are often as much about geography as partisanship.Rep. Brandon...
  • Illinois Senate approves Chicago speeding cameras

    Illinois Senate approves Chicago speeding cameras
    The Illinois Senate today voted in favor of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's measure that would allow Chicago to start using cameras to ticket speeders in so-called safety zones. “This is clearly a request of the city, a request of the mayor, something that...
  • Disabled parking abuse crackdown approved

    Disabled parking abuse crackdown approved
    People who illegally use disability placards to park in free or convenient spaces could have their vehicles impounded and be required to pay up to $4,000 in fines and fees under a plan the Chicago City Council approved today. Under the measure, police...
  • Union pension abuse crackdown gains steam in Springfield

    Union pension abuse crackdown gains steam in Springfield
    A sweeping crackdown on pension abuses swiftly moved to the full Senate today as lawmakers sought to eliminate sweet deals for top union officials, including two lobbyists who lined up hefty teacher pensions after each served as substitute teachers for...
  • Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break

    Quinn wants tax relief for poor tied to business tax break
    As lawmakers contemplate a tax incentive package to appease Chicago’s financial exchanges who have threatened to leave Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn says any deal must also include breaks for working families. The requirement comes as Quinn prepares...
  • Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal

    Cullerton says progress being made on business tax relief deal
    Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday that progress is being made toward a broad deal to pair tax breaks for the city’s financial exchanges with relief for smaller businesses and individual taxpayers. Legislative leaders, who meet privately...
  • Quinn says online lottery sales could start in spring

    Quinn says online lottery sales could start in spring
    Gov. Pat Quinn hopes the state lottery will start letting Illinois residents buy tickets online by spring following a U.S. Justice Department ruling that the Internet sales are legal. The governor expressed his support for the long-stalled plan Tuesday,...
  • Cullerton tweaks Quinn on stalled Chicago casino

    Cullerton tweaks Quinn on stalled Chicago casino
    An event promoting efforts to clean up land in the Lake Calumet region turned into an impromptu lobbying session for a Chicago casino today. The change of subject came when Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, took the podium from Gov. Pat Quinn,...
  • Federal judges hear Republican complaints on Democratic congressional map

    Federal judges hear Republican complaints on Democratic congressional map
    Several of Illinois' Republican members of Congress came to Chicago to testify today on the first day of their legal challenge to a new Democratic-drawn congressional map. Rep. John Shimkus was the first of four Republican incumbent congressmen to...
  • Illinois Senate approves pension abuse reforms

    Illinois Senate approves pension abuse reforms
    The Illinois Senate today approved legislation to curb abuses in employee retirement funds ranging from union leaders double dipping on public and private pensions and lobbyists  sweetening their deals after substitute teaching for only one day each....
  • Revamped gambling expansion fails in Illinois House

    Revamped gambling expansion fails in Illinois House
    The Illinois House tonight defeated a gambling package that would have allowed Chicago to have casino and horse-racing tracks to have slot machines. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, failed on a 58-53 vote. Lang acknowledged that...