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6:58 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Online Wagering Law's Expiration Causing Worry in Illinois

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The Illinois horse racing industry could find itself in a bind if lawmakers don't renew an online betting law that expires in January.

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Politics
6:42 am
Mon October 21, 2013

2014 Deadline Among Hurdles in Illinois Lawmaker Session

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Illinois lawmakers reconvene Tuesday to address pressing issues such as pension reform and same-sex marriage but those issues could be pushed off again because of a looming deadline for opponents to challenge sitting lawmakers in 2014.

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Business
4:26 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Ill. High Court Invalidates 'Amazon Tax' for Sales

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The Illinois Supreme Court is invalidating a two-year-old Illinois law charging taxes on certain Internet sales. The justices ruled 6-1 in an opinion released Friday to invalidate the so-called "Amazon tax."

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Crime
7:56 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Parole Denied to Man Convicted of Kidnapping

One of seven people charged in the disappearance and death of a western Kentucky woman has lost his first bid for parole.

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Government
7:46 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Police Say Thieves Cut Cables, Phone Lines to Kentucky Court System

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The Kentucky court system had no phone lines or Internet connections for about two days after police say thieves cut the lines looking for recyclable material.

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Government
7:28 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tennessee Governor Sets Up Judicial Nominating Panel

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued an executive order creating a judicial nominating panel to fill vacancies left after fellow Republican legislators let the Judicial Nominating Commission expire in June.

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Government
7:22 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Mississippi River Mayors Ask for Increase In Army Corps of Engineers Funding

Mayors from cities along the Mississippi River are calling on Congress to increase U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding to keep commerce flowing on the waterway.

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Government
6:33 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tennessee Supreme Court Denies Voter ID Challenge

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The Tennessee Supreme Court declined to overturn the state’s voter identification law that the city of Memphis and two voters challenged last year.

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Government
6:24 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Tennessee Officials Take Steps to Curb Traffic Deaths

Tennessee transportation officials are using message boards across the state to try to curb the number of traffic fatalities.

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Government
6:21 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Illinois Delaying Release of September Unemployment Rate

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is delaying the release of its September employment data because of the partial government shutdown.

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