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Quinn Ready to Talk State Police Help with Chicago Violence

Quinn Ready to Talk State Police Help with Chicago Violence

After Thursday’s mass Chicago shooting left 13 people injured, Gov. Pat Quinn said he’s open and ready to talk with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about bringing in reinforcements from the Illinois State Police to help stem the violence in Chicago.

Illinois Tollway Considers Shaming Scofflaws Online

Illinois Tollway Considers Shaming Scofflaws Online

Tollway officials hope online shaming will encourage scofflaws to pay up. advertisement Motorists with more than $1,000 in Illinois Tollway fines may soon have an extra incentive to pay up.

New Law Creates ‘Bring Your Parents to School Day’

New Law Creates ‘Bring Your Parents to School Day’

Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday he hopes that creating “Bring Your Parents to School Day” will encourage more parents to get involved in their kids’ schooling.

Chinatown Eatery Busted For Selling Shark Fin Soup

Chinatown Eatery Busted For Selling Shark Fin Soup

IDNR IDNR officials say this shark fin was on display inside the restaurant. advertisement A Chinatown restaurant is the first business in Illinois to be cited under a new state law that bans the sale, trade or distribution of shark fins.

What Illinois Is Saying About DOMA Ruling

What Illinois Is Saying About DOMA Ruling

advertisement Lawmakers End Session With Unfinished Business Lawmakers adjourned Friday without action on gay marriage, gambling expansion or pension reform. Carol Marin reports.

Business Leaders Urge Kirk to Back Immigration

Business Leaders Urge Kirk to Back Immigration

advertisement Illinois GOP Sen. Kirk Endorses Gay Marriage “Same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage,” Illinois’ junior senator wrote on his website Tuesday.

Quinn Signs Tax Relief Law For Seniors

Quinn Signs Tax Relief Law For Seniors

advertisement Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday signed legislation to reduce property tax bills for Illinois seniors.

Axelrod Wants Voter Payback for Guns Stance

Axelrod Wants Voter Payback for Guns Stance

advertisement David Axelrod took to Twitter Wednesday to warn that votes against gun-control legislation could politically hurt Republicans in the long run. “A bunch of suburban, swing district Republicans in House are probably deeply relieved that Senate appears poised to kill background checks,” Axelrod tweeted.

Kelly Favored To Replace Jackson Jr. In 2nd District

Kelly Favored To Replace Jackson Jr. In 2nd District

CHI Robin Kelly Urgers Voters To… Copy Close Link to this video http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/blogs/ward-room/Kelly-Favored-To-Replace-Jackson-Jr.-In-2nd-District/202093111 Copy Close Embed this video Replay Robin Kelly, favored to win a Democrat-heavy 2nd Congressional District, urges residents to vote today in an election that mostly flew under the radar after the primary race.

NRA Pushes Guns For Bus, Train Passengers

NRA Pushes Guns For Bus, Train Passengers

instagram/roachbytes via #chicagogram The NRA would like for anyone taking public transportation in Illinois to have the right to carry a gun. advertisement A top lobbyist with the National Rifle Association has added more fuel to a heated gun control debate.

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