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Ill. Governor Explains Using Millions of His Money to Support Republican Party

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (KMOX) – Governor Bruce Rauner says his state has deficits that are billions of dollars and adds there needs to be reform – including term limits. 165 more words

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Disabled, Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Block Proposed Caregiver Overtime Ban

CHICAGO (CBS) — Advocates for the disabled and their caregivers have asked state lawmakers to scrap proposed rules that would reduce home care given to people with disabilities. 314 more words

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Gov. Rauner Talks Gerrymandering in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – With the Illinois Supreme Court rejecting a petition drive to place a new re-districting map process on the ballot, the governor is touring the state, promoting a different approach. 160 more words

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Judge Dismisses Illinois Social Service Providers' Lawsuit

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by social service providers who wanted the court to force payment on contracts with the state of Illinois, saying the issue belongs in a higher court. 340 more words

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Lawmaker Proposes Law To Help Remove Pokémon Go Stops

CHICAGO (CBS) — Most attractions are thrilled to be included as a stop in the new Pokémon Go craze; but certain parks, wildlife refuges, museums and area railroads are not. 270 more words

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Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun Traffickers

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.

First-time offenders could face up to 20 years in prison, and repeat offenders could face up to 30 years under the new gun trafficking law, which takes effect immediately. 367 more words

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Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner will move to clamp down on rampant gun violence in Chicago Tuesday, when he signs legislation to punish people convicted of trafficking firearms into Illinois with prison sentences of up to 30 years. 231 more words

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