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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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5 hrs ago | FindLaw
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)
9 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield
The last capital program, worth $31 billion over five years, expired at the end of last month.
12 hrs ago | KFVS12
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.
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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In this July 15, 2014 photo, Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest side of Chicago.
Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges.
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)
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.
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.
Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to the crowd Monday during a news conference in Chicago.
A federal judge has ruled that the state of Illinois has the authority to close a southern Illinois center for people with developmental disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:39 pm
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