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June 2013 Weather Photos

June 2013 Weather Photos

health 58 minutes ago Gang members are among those flocking to save a South Side Chicago hospital that… local 2 hours ago Police are investigating the scene where a body was discovered in bushes in Wilmette…

Chicago Reacts to No Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago Reacts to No Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

unable to retrieve full-text content Despite months of fierce on-the-ground campaigning, the highly anticipated same-sex marriage bill didn’t even make it to the floor in Springfield. It would have made Illinois the 13th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, but support from House lawmakers fell short.

Cook County Snags 83 Guns In Seven Weeks

Cook County Snags 83 Guns In Seven Weeks

Cook County Sheriff’s Department A sampling of the more than 80 guns and assault weapons confiscated over the past seven weeks. advertisement Lawsuit Targets Gun Dealer In Cop’s Murder The parents of Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham are going after the man they say sold the murder weapon and the gun trafficker who brought it to Chicago.

State Senators OK Traffic Cams on School Buses

State Senators OK Traffic Cams on School Buses

advertisement School buses throughout the state could use cameras to catch people who don’t stop while they’re picking up or dropping off kids under a bill OK’d by Illinois senators on Wednesday. Lawmakers voted 36-12 in favor of the bill, which now moves to the House.

Church Leaders Vow Political Backlash for Gay Marriage

Church Leaders Vow Political Backlash for Gay Marriage

advertisement Leaders of several Chicago-area African American churches on Monday urged state lawmakers to vote against pending legislation that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois. The group said the same legislators who frequent black churches for votes are turning a deaf ear to their opposition to the bill.

Pfleger Fights Moves for Concealed Carry

Pfleger Fights Moves for Concealed Carry

advertisement An outspoken Chicago pastor is fighting to keep Illinois the only state in the nation that prohibits its citizens from carrying concealed weapons. “Those that are concerned about pushing for concealed carry: read the papers, look at the facts, look at the blood, and wake up and care about life more than money,” Fr.

Don’t miss our videos from the final week of the legislative session

Don’t miss our videos from the final week of the legislative session

By Illinois Statehouse News In case you missed some of our videos of Illinois lawmakers in action this week – the final week of the legislative session – we’ve put together this round up. Click the links to watch.

Medicaid cuts would hurt IL economy, study claims

Medicaid cuts would hurt IL economy, study claims

April 25, 2012 SPRINGFIELD — Thousands of jobs in danger and $3.2-billion-dollars in lost economic activity. That’s what a study released by the Campaign for Better Health Care and the Illinois Hospital Association claims will happen if Governor Pat Quinn manages to shave $2.7-billion-dollars from the state’s Medicaid budget.

IL lawmakers avoid tough calls as elections approach

IL lawmakers avoid tough calls as elections approach

March 15, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers have avoided making the tough calls on major reforms, they confess are needed, in an election year — when all seats are up for grabs.

Hundreds rally at Illinois Capitol for concealed carry

Hundreds rally at Illinois Capitol for concealed carry

March 7, 2012 By Benjamin Yount  Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD  –  One day after Illinois lawmakers moved concealed carry to the “to-do” list for 2012, at least 1-thousand gun owners marched on the state capitol to show their support for the legislation. 

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