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House discipline committee sets final Smith hearing for July 19

House discipline committee sets final Smith hearing for July 19

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Select Committee on Discipline will have its final hearing on possible punishment for indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith on July 19, according to a schedule posted Friday.

Week in Review: Illinois reacts to SCOTUS ruling, Chicago NATO costs add up

Week in Review: Illinois reacts to SCOTUS ruling, Chicago NATO costs add up

The Illinois Capitol By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – Illinois reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court upholding President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and a House legislative committee began looking at possible discipline against a colleague.

Institute director calls high court decision ‘severe blow’ to federal limits

Institute director calls high court decision ‘severe blow’ to federal limits

By Andrew Thomason Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul legislation Thursday , with the key vote coming from Chief Justice John Roberts .

IL: Gov says state going forward with expanding Medicaid

IL: Gov says state going forward with expanding Medicaid

By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD ― The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the national health-care law Thursday, but justices apparently left some wiggle room for cash-strapped states such as Illinois.

Smith attorney says House discipline process not ‘fair’ and ‘deliberate’

Smith attorney says House discipline process not ‘fair’ and ‘deliberate’

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – House lawmakers and the attorney for indicted Rep. Derrick Smith disagreed Wednesday on how quickly a committee should move in determining whether Smith should be disciplined by his colleagues.

Sandusky-inspired legislation becomes law in Illinois

Sandusky-inspired legislation becomes law in Illinois

June 27, 2012 By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – Legislation inspired by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case at Penn State University became law in Illinois on Wednesday. Gov.

Chicago’s NATO costs still being tabulated

Chicago’s NATO costs still being tabulated

By Jayette Bolinski and Stephanie Fryer | Illinois Statehouse News CHICAGO — It’s been more than a month since Chicago hosted the international NATO Summit and its accompanying protesters, but details continue to trickle out about the cost of hosting the two-day event. Meanwhile, businesses downtown and near McCormick Place — the site of the event — have mixed feelings about how the city handled it.

No matter SCOTUS ruling, health care cost going up

No matter SCOTUS ruling, health care cost going up

By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News Experts say no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court rules Thursday, look for health care cost to go up.

Prepaid tuition program loses money due to tuition increases

Prepaid tuition program loses money due to tuition increases

By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ prepaid college tuition program has lost $68 million in a year, mainly because of the higher cost of tuition statewide. The fund dropped from $1.13 billion a year ago to $1.06 billion at the end of May, despite investments turning a profit.

Smith discipline committee to meet Wednesday in Chicago

Smith discipline committee to meet Wednesday in Chicago

By Jayette Bolinski | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – A House committee charged with determining possible discipline for indicted Rep. Derrick Smith will convene for the first time this week.

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