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Highway Construction Program Launched

The state has a mini road construction program under way. The last capital program, worth $31 billion over five years, expired at the end of last month.

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Related Topix: US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

NBC Chicago

Opinion: What Bruce Rauner's Uber Love Means For Illinois

When Bruce Rauner professed his love for Uber on Tuesday, calling for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would impose heavy regulations upon the rapidly growing ride-share start-up, his gushing message signaled progress for the youthful tech-innovation crowd and potential doom for the taxi industry.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Governors, Rick Perry, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Opinion

Examiner.com

Microbeads Be Gone! Land of Lincoln First to Ban Synthetic Beads in Skin Care

Others states are still considering legislation, but Governor Pat Quinn have made it happen! Last month Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation banning the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic microbeads.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Environment, Science

Daily Herald

Illinois outlook cut to negative by S&P on deficit concerns

Illinois, the lowest-rated U.S. state, had its outlook dropped to negative on Wednesday by Standard & Poor's, which cited the prospect of budget deficits and questions over whether pension overhaul measures will survive legal challenges.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Financial Markets, US Governors

Examiner.com

Sen. Paul Simon's daughter has audacity to accuse Topinka of using clout

Judy Baar Topinka with a hot mic at a bill signing with Gov. Quinn. Topinka-opponent Sheila Simon, who is Sen. Paul Simon's daughter, laughably accuses Topinka of using family-advantage political clout.

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Belleville News Democrat

Persistent crime, not politics, prompted troubled grant program, Quinn spokeswoman says

Gov. Pat Quinn was responding to a relentless wave of crime in Chicago when he launched his controversial Neighborhood Recovery Initiative grant program, according to a Quinn spokeswoman.

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Fox News

Unions ending forced-dues collection of home healthcare workers

The Supreme Court ruling that freed home healthcare workers from coercive unionization in Illinois has led to unions ceasing automatic deduction of union dues from non-members in other states.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, US Governors, Conservative Political News

The Capitol Fax Blog

Rauner campaign claims Quinn security detail "verbally...

Campaign videographers are commonplace, especially at public events on public property.

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Daily Herald

Why no change in this legislature?

After more than 35 years of the same people running the legislature, the state of Illinois is nearly bankrupt.

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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, Illinois Government, US Governors, Tax

JD Supra

Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Checks

On July 19, 2014, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Law, Employment / Labor Law

WSIL

Local Groups Urge State to Speed Up Fracking

It's been more than a year since Gov. Quinn signed the fracking bill into law. The industry is still in limbo waiting for the state to approve the official rules.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

The Raw Story

Oregon initiative legalizing recreational pot use qualifies for November ballot

An initiative seeking to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Oregon has qualified for the November ballot, the state said on its website on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Oregon, IL, US Governors

Streets Blog Chicago

Quinn Borrows $1.1 Billion to Keep IDOT's Steamrollers Going

Governor Pat Quinn signed two bills today that allow the state to issue $1.1 billion in general obligation bonds to spend on highway resurfacing, widening, and bridge repair.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chicago, IL, Washington Park, IL

CBS Local

Trucker Accused Of Speeding, Driving 12 Hours Before Deadly I-55 Wreck

Bail was set at $1 million Tuesday afternoon for a truck driver accused of falsifying his log books and driving approximately 12 hours before causing a wreck that killed four people on Interstate 55 on Monday.

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The Lebanon Daily News

To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea - fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Medical Daily

Medical Marijuana Law In Illinois Expands To Include Children, Adults Suffering From Seizures

Illinois has become the 23rd state to expand its medical marijuana bill to include children and adults suffering from certain seizure disorders.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, US Governors, Epilepsy, Medicine, Health

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 News-Gazette

Quinn moves to block PCB disposal

The Illinois EPA is asking DeWitt County officials for more information in order to block the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls at a Clinton landfill.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois, US Governors, Mahomet, IL, Champaign, IL

RiverBender.com

Murray Center Can Close

People with developmental disabilities in southern Illinois could soon be forced out of their homes.

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