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Bills To Legalize Marijuana Introduced In General Assembly

CHICAGO (CBS) — Separate pieces of legislation aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use in Illinois were submitted to the state general assembly Wednesday.

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, filed an amendment to House Bill 2353 that would make it legal for person older than 21 to buy and consume cannabis, which, under the legislation, would be regulated and taxed like alcohol. 305 more words

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Illinois House Votes Against Making Obama Birthday A State Holiday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Barack Obama’s name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday. 121 more words

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Illinois Senate Cancels Budget Votes; Leader Blames Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate’s top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state’s historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. 504 more words

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Update on Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform

At Inman & Fitzgibbons, our Legislative Watch Group continues to monitor pending legislation in Springfield and, when the opportunity arises, we provide input through the Illinois Chamber’s Workers’ Compensation Committee on language contained within proposed legislation and input on what issues should or need not be addressed in the current efforts to continue reform of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and the administrative process.  790 more words

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Rauner Offers Tax-Hike Guidance To End Illinois Budget Stalemate

(CBS) – For the first time, Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines some of the tax increases he would accept — and some reforms he must have — in order to sign on to a state budget deal. 287 more words

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Illinois General Assembly Revisiting Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform . . . or Is It?

An update from Partner G. Steven Murdock and the I&F Legislative Watch Committee:

As the battle of Rauner vs. Madigan continues in Springfield over pension reform and the state budget, one may think that workers’ compensation reform, one of the priorities on Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, has been lost in the mix.  723 more words

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New Illinois Laws Remove Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records

(Chicago) – Job seekers with past justice involvement have new opportunities for employment this year, thanks to a series of bills passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Governor… 530 more words

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