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1 hr ago | WAND-TV Decatur

Legislation to combat flooding signed by Quinn

Legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois and protecting drinking water has been approved by Governor Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Weather

4 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

Phelps: Illinois Concealed Carry Rules a oeToo Complicateda

A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too hard on gun owners from other states.

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7 hrs ago | FindLaw

Dog Custody a Bone of Contention in Ill. Couple's Divorce

The big issue in an Illinois divorce case, which has been going on for two years, isn't who gets the family home or custody of children, but rather: Who gets the dog ? Paul Barthel says he merely wants visitation rights with Pepper, the black lab/German shepherd mix that the he and his estranged wife Susan owned together, reports the Chicago ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

$1 Billion for Road Construction

The last capital program, worth $31 billion over five years, expired at the end of last month.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

14 hrs ago | KFVS12

Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois

17 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

Substance to this Quinn appointee

OK, I admit it. I read the BND headline "Quinn puts moratorium on IDOT political hiring," saw the accompanying photo of the 30-something new Illinois Department of Transportation secretary appointee and prepared to lambast Quinn for not putting his money where his mouth is.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Examiner.com

More Financial Shenanigans in Illinois

A state commission has not revealed if it will grant a federal request to delay an investigation of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's anti-violence program.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Tax

Illinoisreview

Gorman pushes Cook County referendum on mental health funding in Illinois

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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SFGate

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

In this July 15, 2014 photo, Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest side of Chicago.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois

WSIL

Quinn Signs $1B Plan for Road Repair in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges.

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The Doings Weekly

Michael Sneed: Kirk Dillarda s Illinois Senate resignation date selected July 22

We already knew that state Sen. Kirk Dillard is getting ready to call it quits from the Illinois Senate but now we may have an exact date he steps aside, according to Michael Sneed at the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often : Watch for state Sen. Kirk Dillard to tender his formal resignation from the Senate around Aug. 1 - so he can officially become ... (more)

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The Hartford Courant

Appeals Court Throws Out IRS Rule On Obamacare Subsidies

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Health Insurance, Health, Illinois, Madison, CT

The News-Gazette

Dey: Controversy over Illinois' ban on executions not over yet

Ryan didn't kill anybody. Despite his tough talk - Ryan once said during a legislative debate that he'd be happy to throw the electric-chair switch himself - the onetime pharmacist was remarkably squeamish when it came to legal executions.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Prison, Death Penalty, Ford Heights, IL

Daily Herald

Baffling high court ruling on benefits

How could six of seven Illinois Supreme Court justices rule that state retiree health benefits are protected when the constitution is silent on such a benefit? The unprecedented ruling was founded on the premise that it was not the intent of constitution drafters to protect "only" core pension benefits.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pension, Personal Finance

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Herald

Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to the crowd Monday during a news conference in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Winnetka, IL, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Cook County, IL

KWQC-TV Davenport

Judge: Illinois can close developmental center

A federal judge has ruled that the state of Illinois has the authority to close a southern Illinois center for people with developmental disabilities.

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Free Republic

The media is drafting Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016

When asked just how vulnerable former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to a challenge from her left, the Acela Corridor's political class is quick to note that 2016 is not 2008.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Illinois, Democrat

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Illinois governor signs medical marijuana expansion

Governor Pat Quinn Sunday signed legislation to add the treatment of adults and children with seizures to the state's Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act.

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WJPF-AM Carterville

Study: Impact Of Governora s Anti-Violence Program On 2010 Election Was Minimal

An analysis shows Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, which critics have called a "political slush fund," didn't do him much good in his 2010 campaign.

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Related Topix: Rod Blagojevich, US Governors, Illinois

Times Herald

Chicago inmate gouges his eyes: Cost of not caring

The grim story of a 35-year-old man, recently returned to an Illinois prison on a probation violation, represents much of what is wrong with the criminal justice system and its de facto role as repository for the mentally ill, law enforcement officials say.

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