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Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:29 am

Other states shrugging off law because of costs

As Illinois lawmakers debate a bill to increase registration requirements for sex offenders under a federal mandate, reform advocates say it would cost the state too much. They say many other states h...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 04:58 pm

Environmental groups want coal ash deemed hazardous

An Illinois environmental group is one of 11 plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit seeking to reclassify coal ash as a hazardous waste. If the lawsuit prevails, it could significantly increase costs for Spr...
Thursday, April 5, 2012 06:25 pm

Feds want private detention center for deportees

Illinois could soon have a new privately run jail. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants a new privately run detention center in Crete, just south of Chicago, to house illegal aliens, and the...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 02:57 pm

Bill would exempt religious adoption agencies from law

More than nine months after Illinois’ civil union law took effect, state lawmakers are still arguing over what it means. That’s because of a controversial measure to exempt religious adopt...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:34 pm

Constitutional amendment would ditch flat income tax

Illinois grapples with another round of difficult budget cuts, some lawmakers want to eliminate the state’s constitutional flat-rate income tax requirement, opening the door for what some ...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:48 am

Five candidates vie for Illinois House seat representing part of Springfield

Five candidates are running, but only one will win the race to represent parts of Springfield and Decatur in the new 96th Representative District. The first leg of the race is the March 20 primary ele...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 06:05 am

Fight against Medicaid abuse reaching critical mass

It’s a crucial time for Illinois in terms of the state budget, but investigators say the state is at a turning point in another respect: fighting Medicaid fraud.Gov. Pat Quinn announced a state ...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:14 am

Ought religious freedom to exclude atheists?

In February, the New York Times’ Timothy Egan nominated Roger Williams as the true founding father of America’s religious freedom. It was Williams who, in 1636, established a new colony at...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 05:16 pm

Prosecutors alleged Tenaska paid former Oklahoma senator to influence bill

A power generating company with plans for a major new plant in Illinois has been implicated in the corruption trial of a former Oklahoma senator convicted of bribery.During federal court testimony las...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 07:04 pm

Call on Quinn to enforce nurse ratio mandate

When Gov. Pat Quinn signed a nursing home reform bill last year, it was supposed to make sure nursing homes had enough actual nurses.Quinn approved the law on July 26, 2010, mandating that nursing hom...

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