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SPRINGFIELD | Despite a lengthy and sometimes contentious debate, the Illinois Senate approved sweeping changes to the way the state funds public education Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal that would drastically change the way Illinois public schools are funded now limits the amount of funding some schools would lose under the plan.
SPRINGFIELD | Drivers could face stiffer penalties for failing to yield to emergency vehicles, under legislation approved in the Illinois Senate Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD | Children who suffer from epilepsy could be soon made eligible for a medical marijuana license, under a proposal endorsed by a House panel Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD | While lawmakers look for solutions to Illinois’ heroin problem, addiction specialists say the state isn’t providing them with enough funding.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois gas station owners say an increase in the state’s motor fuel tax would be bad for business and consumers.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to change the state’s school aid formula won the endorsement of a Senate panel Thursday, despite continued resistance from Republican lawmakers.
SPRINGFIELD | When it comes to video gambling, the majority of the most lucrative sites in Illinois are bars or restaurants.
SPRINGFIELD | The Federal Trade Commission criticized the state’s longstanding prohibition on Sunday car sales in a letter issued this week.
SPRINGFIELD | Even before Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his budget blueprint Wednesday, his fellow Democrats were looking at other options to fill a gap left by the looming rollback of the state's temporary income tax increase.
SPRINGFIELD | A top Democrat in the Illinois Senate who supports a proposed graduated income tax says his plans for a rate structure would lower taxes for most Illinois residents.
SPRINGFIELD | Some nasal decongestants and other common medicines could soon require a prescription, as lawmakers look for a solution to the state’s methamphetamine problem.
SPRINGFIELD | With GED testing fees rising by more than 100 percent in Illinois this year, state lawmakers are looking to other testing companies for an alternative.
SPRINGFIELD | Boat renters in Illinois could soon be required to watch a boating safety video before they can get on the water, under a proposal endorsed by a House panel this week.
SPRINGFIELD | Rank-and-file state lawmakers agree Illinois needs a new capital construction program, but questions remain about how to fund one.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois shoppers could find themselves paying extra for soft drinks under a proposed statewide soda tax.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois’ first concealed carry permits have yet to be granted, but legislators on all sides of the issue already are scrambling to amend the state’s carry rules.
SPRINGFIELD | A new group in Illinois wants to take the legislative redistricting process out of lawmakers’ hands.
SPRINGFIELD | For almost three years, Jonathon Monken has been in charge of the cleanup whenever Illinois gets flooded, ravaged by tornadoes or frozen by a polar vortex.
SPRINGFIELD | People convicted of animal cruelty someday could find themselves on a list similar to one set up for convicted sex offenders.
SPRINGFIELD | A new law banning the use of cellphones while driving went into effect Jan. 1, and while many law enforcement agencies are letting officers decide whether to cut drivers some slack, one local department will not.
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