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Quinn Signs Fracking Regulations Into Law

Governor Pat Quinn has signed into law what’s touted as the nation’s toughest regulations on “fracking.” High-volume hydraulic fracturing is a controversial process used to reach oil and natural gas deep underground. The director of the Illinois Environmental Council, Jen … Continue reading

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Concealed Carry Permits And Gun Range Training

Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation to legalize and regulate the carrying of concealed handguns. Governor Pat Quinn’s office says he’s now “carefully reviewing” the measure. Advocates on both sides of the gun debate say a provision requiring hands-on training is … Continue reading

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Gov. Quinn Calls Lawmakers Back To Springfield For Special Session

Lawmakers will be back in Springfield on June 19 after Gov. Pat Quinn announced a special session of the state legislature on Thursday. Chris Slaby reports on what insiders believe is needed to reach a deal. Brooke Anderson, Quinn’s spokesperson, said … Continue reading

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After No Pension Deal, Fitch Lowers Illinois’ Credit Rating

Illinois’ credit rating has suffered another downgrade. It follows the General Assembly’s adjournment Friday without any agreement on what to do about the state’s pension systems. A string of previous downgrades already left Illinois with the lowest bond rating in … Continue reading

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Children Sexual Abuse Measure Heads To Governor’s Desk

Victims of sexual abuse in Illinois have a limited amount of time in which to file charges. But a proposal on its way to the governor would back some of those limits. Tiffany Denmark of Chicago said she was sexually … Continue reading

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Pension Standoff Remains Heading Into Last Day Of Session

The Illinois Senate overwhelmingly rejected legislation on Thursday that would curtail government employees’ and teachers’ retirement benefits. It raises the question of whether lawmakers will do anything to address Illinois’ indebted retirement systems before they adjourn Friday night. The pension-cutting … Continue reading

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Election Proposal Leaves Lt. Gov. Race Unchanged

The Illinois Senate has approved a multi-faceted change to the state’s election laws. The legislation is almost as notable for what it does not do, as for what it does. The proposal would make dozens of changes to state law, … Continue reading

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