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Weekly Business Report: Illinois Wineries Grow Like Grapes On The Vine

Amanda Vinicky talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal Register. We’ll talk about Illinois’ growing, and spreading, wine industry.  And what to do about high-accident intersections.  That and more in this week’s Business Report. You can read … Continue reading

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Pension Special Session Set To Create Conference Committee

Members of Illinois’ General Assembly return to the capitol Wednesday for a special session on pensions, where they’re expected to pass off the problem to a yet another legislative committee. What to do about Illinois’ $100 billion pension debt has … Continue reading

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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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Same Sex Marriage Sponsor Faces Backlash

The sponsor of same sex marriage legislation is facing a backlash for not calling it for a vote before the General Assembly adjourned on Friday. Gay rights activists praised Rep. Greg Harris in 2011 for helping pass Illinois’ civil unions … Continue reading

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The Clock Ticks Both Ways: A Long To Do List On Legislature’s Final Day

Illinois has the worst funded pension system in the nation … and lawmakers have until today to do something about it.  The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn by midnight.  After that, it requires extra votes to get legislation to … Continue reading

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Pension Solution Continues To Elude Legislators

A solution for dealing with Illinois’ 100 billion dollars of pension debt continues to elude legislators, even as the spring session rapidly approaches its end. The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn Friday. Lawmakers have taken votes to deal with … Continue reading

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Progress On Possible Concealed Carry Compromise

Operatives on both sides of the gun debate say they’re increasingly confident the General Assembly can pass concealed carry legislation in the next few days.   Insiders say they came closer in talks Wednesday morning. There’s a divide over how far … Continue reading

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