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IL lawmakers send ‘Caylee’s Law’ to Quinn

IL lawmakers send ‘Caylee’s Law’ to Quinn

May 31, 2012 By Stephanie Fryer | Illinois Statehouse News House lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed a measure requiring parents or guardians of any missing child 13 years old or younger to notify police within 24 hours. Children 2 years old and younger must be reported missing within one hour of their disappearance.

Senate rejects Nation of Islam follower for human rights commission

Senate rejects Nation of Islam follower for human rights commission

May 17, 2012 By Stephanie Fryer | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois senators Thursday rejected the reappointment of a co-founder of a group dedicated to a former Nation of Islam leader to the state’s Human Rights Commission . Elijah Muhammad was a leader of black Muslims, and the coalition runs a website about his beliefs and involvement with the Nation of Islam.

IL polticos to take on budget, pensions, Medicaid

IL polticos to take on budget, pensions, Medicaid

April 16, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers return Tuesday to the statehouse to start the final leg of this legislative session, which ends May 31. There is much to do. Here’s a sampling.

Retired Rep. Eddy’s replacement picked

Retired Rep. Eddy’s replacement picked

April 4, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD —  Brad Halbrook  will serve out the remainder of the term for retired state Rep.  Roger Eddy , R- Hutsonville , according to the  Quad City Times . Republican  chairmen of the eight counties that encompass Eddy’s former district chose the  Shelbyville Republican this week.  Eddy, 53, bowed out of the General Assembly in preparation for his new job as executive director of the Illinois Association of School Boards in July.

Week in review: Guns, animals, cell phones in IL

Week in review: Guns, animals, cell phones in IL

March 9, 2012 By Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Guns, snakes, cell phones and revenue projections emerged in legislation during the busiest week of the  Illinois General Assembly  so far this spring.

‘Work in progress’ concealed carry bill moves forward in Illinois

‘Work in progress’ concealed carry bill moves forward in Illinois

March 6, 2012 By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Once again, downstate Illinois lawmakers in both parties have sent to the House legislation that would allow people to carry a pistol. And, once again, the effort probably will end with another misfire.

Lawmakers unimpressed with Quinn budget speech

Lawmakers unimpressed with Quinn budget speech

[unable to retrieve full-text content]  By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD  –  To say that Illinois lawmakers are not impressed with Governor Pat Quinn’s budget speech is putting it lightly.

How does Quinn’s budget add up?

How does Quinn’s budget add up?

February 22, 2012 By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD —  Illinois  Gov.  Pat Quinn ‘s budget proposal tops 400 pages and is more than 3 inches thick. Inside the governor’s plan for the next fiscal year, which begins in June, are the details of how he wants to spend $33.9 billion in taxpayers’ money. 

Quinn budget closes 14 facilities, including supermax prison

Quinn budget closes 14 facilities, including supermax prison

February 21, 2012 By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois could lose two prisons, including the state’s only supermax facility, and 1,400 state jobs if lawmakers approve Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget.

March primaries decide many Illinois races

March primaries decide many Illinois races

[unable to retrieve full-text content]By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News   SPRINGFIELD — The winners for 35 state Senate seats in Illinois will be determined months before the general election on Nov. 7.

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