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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

Cost and access to relief questioned

 Illinoisans want their medical marijuana sooner, cheaper and with fewer restrictions.At a May 21 public hearing in Springfield, several speakers asked the state to speed up the program’s imple...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

Prosecutors aren’t judges, court rules

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that state’s attorneys are subject to the state Freedom of Information Act.The May 22 ruling came after at least three courts ruled that prosecutors need not res...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

State sued over permit denials

 Three people denied permits to carry concealed firearms have sued the state, saying that the state has violated their rights by rejecting applications to carry concealed weapons.The plaintiffs e...
Friday, May 23, 2014 05:04 pm

ALPLM may split from IHPA

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum would be split off from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency under legislation supported by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other state leaders....
Thursday, May 22, 2014 05:00 pm

Belz doesn’t want case coming back to him

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over Illinois’ pension reform law won’t get a decision on the defendants’ arguments just yet, thanks to an informal ruling today by a Sangamon County judge who said he wants to do the case by the book so it doesn’t get sent back to him later....
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Politics and some losing districts could halt bill

 About a year’s worth of work by Illinois senators to piece together a more equitable school funding formula in Illinois could either pass or come to a swift halt any day.Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bun...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Feds would pay to create health insurance exchange

If state lawmakers don’t act soon, Illinois could miss out on hundreds of jobs and $500 million in federal dollars to establish a state health insurance marketplace. As end of the spring legislative...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Former cop fights for benefits

A former top-ranking Springfield police officer seeking disability benefits has sued the city’s police pension board.Daryle “Doug” Williamson says he can’t work because he suffers from post-tr...


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