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3 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Gorman pushes Cook County referendum on mental health funding in Illinois

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7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Marijuana, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

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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Chemical & Engineering News

Tax-Advantaged Pharma Deals Come Under Fire

AbbVie and Abbott, the two Illinois companies formed from the 2012 split of Abbott Laboratories, are both involved in tax-inversion acquisitions being criticized by lawmakers because they would allow U.S. companies to move offshore to pay less tax.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Abbott Labs

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Company: Train derails in Wis.; injuries unclear

A spokesman for Canadian National Railway Co. says three locomotives and several railcars on a southbound train have derailed in Wisconsin.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Illinois, Dance, LeAnn Rimes, Country

Daily Kos

IL-Gov: Pat Quinn (D) Okays Cannabis Use For Kids With Epilepsy

The measure adds seizures to the list of treatable conditions in the state's medical cannabis program and allows children with seizures from epilepsy to consume oil from the marijuana plant with a parent's consent.

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Related Topix: Epilepsy, Medicine, Marijuana, Health, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Family, Kids, Drugs, Illinois

Tri-cityherald.com

Quinn OKs cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

The governor signed the measure Sunday in Chicago. It was sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Iris Martinez of Chicago and Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Family, Kids, Illinois, Drugs

Bellingham Herald

Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL, Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, 9, Rod Blagojevich

The Baltimore Sun

President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Hillary Clinton, Immigration Reform, Opinion

Free Press

Illinois lowers mandatory school age

A measure that lowers the state's compulsory attendance age to 6 years old took effect at the beginning of the month.

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