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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...
Tags: Amtrak, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Government, Pat Quinn
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,...
Tags: George Ryan, Barack Obama, Government, Laws, Prisons
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...
Tags: George Ryan, Elections, Government, Punishment, Pat Quinn
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...
Tags: George Ryan, Human Interest, Elections, Government, Punishment
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...
Tags: Elections, Personal Income, Pat Quinn, Advertising, Munster
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...
Tags: George Ryan, Punishment, Government, Illinois, Pat Quinn
It's no secret our two organizations, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, don't always see eye to eye on issues. However, we're proud that the issue of hydraulic fracturing is one where our voices have united as part of a broader coalition...
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......
Clout StPosted by Monique Garcia at 6:58 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today said he plans to meet with legislative leaders next week to figure out a plan to keep construction projects going throughout the summer. The meeting is happening because the......
Clout StPosted by Erika Slife at 1:12 p.m. The Cook County Health and Hospital System has filed a second application to turn Oak Forest Hospital into a regional health center --- this time with 24-hour service. "Obviously, this will further enhance......
Clout StPosted by Monique Garcia at 4:36 p.m. The Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint today asking the federal Department of Justice to investigate the Illinois State Police’s use of consent searches, arguing officers...
— Speaker Michael Madigan on Friday pushed a concealed weapons bill through the House over the objections of Gov. Pat Quinn and Senate President John Cullerton, who oppose a provision that would overrule local gun laws in Chicago and other cities....
Tags: Laws, Pat Quinn, Michael Madigan, Gun Control, Brandon W. Phelps
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