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Quinn Signs $1B Plan For Road Repair In Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter. 360 more words


Legislative Panel OKs Rules For Medical Marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) – Rules for Illinois’ new medical cannabis program have been approved by a legislative committee, bringing legal marijuana one step closer to reality for qualifying patients. 118 more words


State Panel To Weigh Rules For Medical Marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) – Not a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois’ pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to reality and a meeting set for Tuesday will shape the program’s future. 114 more words


Anti-fracking protests across Illinois scheduled for June 16

Brent Ritzel, a fellow Illinoisan who writes at DailyKos, wrote this piece promoting a series of protests in various locations in Illinois, scheduled for 11:00 A.M. 406 more words


Illinois Lawmakers Pass $1B Capital Bill, Adjourn Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Illinois General Assembly wrapped up its spring session shortly after midnight Saturday, but not before the Senate approved a $1 billion capital bill funding roads and bridge projects across the state. 390 more words


No Vote On Gambling Expansion Plan During Spring Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn’t call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support. 279 more words


State Lawmakers Continue 2015 Budget Talks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers continued to grapple Wednesday with a new state budget, as Republicans ripped majority Democrats for spending beyond their means with a plan even Democrats acknowledge leaves “big unanswered questions” about the state’s finances. 403 more words