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SPRINGFIELD | Minors statewide would not be able to buy electronic cigarettes under a plan unanimously endorsed in the Senate Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The ink is barely dry on Indiana's two-year state budget legislation, but the potential for new Illinois casinos is threatening to throw the Hoosier spending and tax cut plan out of balance.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate is putting the brakes on yet another attempt to expand casino gambling.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly will wait until next year to decide whether to send a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions to voters for ratification.
Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, speaks to lawmakers during a Senate Executive committee hearing this month in Springfield. Because of the party's November election losses, every one of the 19 Republicans remaining in the Illinois Senate will hold a caucus or lead…
SPRINGFIELD | A push to ban semiautomatic weapons in Illinois fizzled again Sunday.
The Illinois General Assembly has approved a massive expansion of gambling that Gov. Pat Quinn must stop.
The south suburbs need casinos like a fish needs a bicycle.
Education has long been the whipping child for society's ills. As we recently celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, we were reminded of how social inequality has affected our nation. As a nation, we continue to strive for educational equality for all students. In the quest f…
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a plan Thursday to reassert its authority over the executive branch.
MADISON, Wis. | The interstate bickering over tax policy continues between Wisconsin and Illinois politicians.
CHICAGO | While legislators regroup on how to present a massive gambling expansion proposal in the House, the Chicago Crime Commission has come out against the bill, saying its passage will open the door to infiltration by organized crime.
SPRINGFIELD | Unknown hackers shut down a state website for several hours Sunday and early Monday.
SPRINGFIELD | A report released Monday said the state would gain $377 million in revenue by raising the cigarette tax $1 per pack.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Quick cash from a proposed gaming expansion in Illinois is anything but a sure bet, according to legislators, lobbyists and history.
SPRINGFIELD | After nearly 22 months on the job, Jonathon Monken still hasn't been approved by the Illinois Senate as the director of the Illinois State Police.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois Senate leaders have charged a few select lawmakers with reforming the state's Medicaid program and workers' compensation system -- by Jan. 3.
SPRINGFIELD | Republican Bill Brady was back in the Capitol Tuesday, looking at two more years in the Illinois Senate, rather than four years in the Executive Mansion.
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