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Quinn signs hydraulic fracturing law

SPRINGFIELD | Without any ceremony, Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a plan to permit and regulate high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

June 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Illinois House Republicans propose college tax credits

SPRINGFIELD | Although most colleges and the state legislature are on summer vacation, Republicans in the Illinois House this week proposed two tax incentives to help middle-class Illinois families afford higher education.

June 13, 2013 7:37 pm

Winery patrons could drive carrying recorked bottles, Illinois House says

SPRINGFIELD | Patrons at Illinois wineries will be able to drive away with a recorked, partially consumed bottle of wine under a proposal that was unanimously approved in the Illinois House on Friday.

May 10, 2013 7:30 pm

Campus smoking ban rekindled in Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to ban smoking on all state-supported universities and community colleges received just enough votes Wednesday to advance out of the Illinois Senate.

May 02, 2013 6:30 pm

Illinois Senate narrowly favors puppy lemon law

SPRINGFIELD | Illinoisans who go to a pet store and buy a dog or cat that turns out to be seriously ill would have additional legal remedies under a proposal approved Wednesday in the Illinois Senate.

May 02, 2013 6:15 pm

House rejects plan to limit property tax hikes

SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House rejected a proposal Friday that would have blocked local governments from raising property taxes in years when property values go down.

April 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Illinois legislators consider puppy 'lemon law'

Illinoisans who buy a dog or cat that turns out to be seriously ill would have a new legal remedy under a proposal being considered by state legislators.

March 18, 2013 12:00 am

Proposed doctors' license increase goes to Quinn

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois doctors are a signature away from paying higher licensing fees after the House approved a Senate measure Thursday.

March 07, 2013 9:39 pm

Treat all 17-year-olds as juveniles, commission advises

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois should stop automatically treating 17-year-olds charged with felonies as adults, a state juvenile justice advisory group recommended Tuesday.

February 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Republicans propose tax cuts, regulatory reforms to increase jobs

SPRINGFIELD | Corporate tax cuts, workers' compensation reform and eased regulations are needed to grow jobs in Illinois, Republican House and business leaders said Monday.

February 25, 2013 10:15 pm

Illinois House committee endorses ban on drivers' use of hand-held cellphones

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving a car was endorsed in a House committee Wednesday.

February 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Licensing delays could scare away medical residents

SPRINGFIELD | Delays in being able to get a medical license might discourage new doctors from seeking residency training in Illinois hospitals, warn representatives of various medical groups.

February 11, 2013 12:00 am

Three steps to keep you safe in a major earthquake

SPRINGFIELD | Drop. Cover. Hold on!

February 05, 2013 12:00 am

Quakes of 1812: Disaster then, cautionary tale today

SPRINGFIELD | The half-million Illinoisans who participate in Thursday's earthquake drill will be celebrating an anniversary.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am

Coalition urges broadband means new jobs

SPRINGFIELD | Investments in broadband technology created more than 13,000 jobs in Illinois in 2010 and 2011, according to a study funded by AT&T.

February 03, 2013 6:00 pm

Coalition: Broadband means new jobs

SPRINGFIELD – Investments in broadband technology created more than 13,000 jobs in Illinois in 2010 and 2011, according to a study funded by AT&T.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am

Legislator seeks to ground lame duck flights

SPRINGFIELD | A Republican lawmaker filed legislation this week aimed at discouraging the use of "lame duck sessions" that quickly pass controversial measures by relying on votes from outgoing legislators.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am

State targets illegal use of disability parking

SPRINGFIELD | Some holiday shoppers at Illinois malls may have returned to their cars to find a "gift" from the state – a pricey ticket for cars illegally parked in a space designated for those with disabilities.

January 06, 2013 5:30 pm
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