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Thursday, May 10, 2012 03:43 am

Panel’s 3-7 vote against Tamms closure isn’t final word

A panel of state lawmakers voted last week to keep the state’s “supermax” prison open, but the costly facility’s ultimate fate rests with the governor....
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 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 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, Jan. 19, 2012 04:58 pm

Draft permit for coal plant doesn’t require carbon capture

As state regulators prepare to issue a permit for a state-of-the-art “clean coal” plant planned for Taylorville, one environmental group criticizes the proposed permit for not specifically...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 09:56 am

Linking east side to Decatur provides urban representation

A new election map approved by the Illinois General Assembly could result in better representation for Springfield’s east side.Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner testified at a May 24 hearing of the Illin...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:42 am

GOP threats of repeal haven’t swayed state

Illinois is moving ahead with health care reform, despite a Republican-led movement in Congress to repeal the federal law.The state continues to implement provisions of the federal Patient Protection ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 04:41 pm

New laws would affect immigrants in Beardstown, Rushville

Current immigration laws split up families and needlessly criminalize people who want to work and contribute to society, advocates say. But change may come soon....

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