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Illinois Board Terminates Hastert's State Lawmaker Pension

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois retirement board is terminating the pension that imprisoned former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for his service in the Illinois General Assembly. 126 more words

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Illinois Board To Consider Hastert's State Lawmaker Pension

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are poised to consider the status of the pension Dennis Hastert receives for the time the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker served in the state’s General Assembly. 120 more words

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Lawmakers Seek Vote On Abortion Bill As Women Rally At State Capitol

CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of activists marched on the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, declaring women do not have equality in the U.S., and they won’t stop protesting until they do. 619 more words

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Lawmaker Suggests Fund Sweeps To Bail Out CPS, Avoid Early Closing

CHICAGO (CBS) — A West Side democrat wants to tap targeted state funds to help the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools stay open through the end of the school year. 256 more words

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Opposition Arises Against 2 Proposals Allowing AT&T To Stop Landline Service

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Citizens Utility Board, AARP and the Illinois Public Interest Research Group are teaming up in opposition to proposed legislation in the Illinois General Assembly to would let AT&T get rid of traditional landline phones. 392 more words

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State Lawmaker Wants Illinois Schools To Teach Cursive Writing

CHICAGO (CBS) — When was the last time you wrote in cursive? A lawmaker has suggested putting cursive back in the curriculum at Illinois schools, but not enough lawmakers would sign off on his idea. 328 more words

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Expert: Illinois Budget Stalemate Could Last Through Next Election

CHICAGO (CBS) — A renowned political expert has warned the two-year budget impasse in Illinois might not end until after the next election for governor in 2018. 224 more words

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