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CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 110 mph on Friday. The 30-mph increase from the route's...
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CHICAGO (AP) — Death row in Illinois is dead. On Friday, a ban that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law in March took effect. It's a quiet last chapter to the story of capital punishment in Illinois, which captured the attention of the world in 2000...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — After two decades of debate about the risk of executing an innocent person, Illinois abolished the death penalty Wednesday, a decision that was certain to fuel renewed calls for other states to do the same. Gov. Pat Quinn,...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bill to abolish the death penalty in Illinois is on its way to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. The state Senate voted 32-25 Tuesday to abolish the punishment. The House passed the legislation last week. The landmark...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to abolish capital punishment in a whirlwind reversal on a historic vote. The legislation to halt state-sponsored execution gained the necessary 60 votes Thursday after an earlier...
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — State and local officials in northwest Indiana are investing $250,000 in an advertising campaign to lure Illinois businesses across the state line. They say billboards and television and print ads will appear across Illinois...
— Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton decried a bill to legalize concealed firearms that is backed by powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, contending it would invalidate strict local gun laws like Chicago's...
SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today approved a concealed weapons bill that supporters say attempts to walk the fine line between gun rights advocates and gun control supporters, but some Chicago-area lawmakers want a more restrictive bill. The...
Change of SubjectThe Illinois Family Institute sent out an "urgent prayer request" today to stop a sex-ed bill in the state Senate (via Capitol Fax) and name-checked eight ostensibly undecided senators. Seven of eight voted yes and the bill passed 37-21. It......
Change of SubjectIf it goes through, we'll see a trade-off. Increases in addiction, crime and family dissolution along with assorted benefits. But enough about the proposed expansion of casino gambling in Illinois. Today I want to talk about the inevitability of...
In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn last week, two Illinois Senate leaders called for the ouster of Julie Hamos, who heads the state's biggest public aid agency. Appointed in 2010, Hamos holds one of state government's most complicated, thankless jobs. She...
RedEyeAn estimated 48,000 homebrewers in Illinois soon could be able to share their beers at competitions and festivals. HB 0630, a bill that ammends the state's Liquor Control Act, this week passed both chambers of the state legislature. It now heads to Gov....
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