illinois

Government
9:39 am
Thu July 26, 2012

IL officials encourage immunization updates

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Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children’s immunizations before school starts this fall.  

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Government
9:38 am
Thu July 26, 2012

IL launches buy local campaign

Illinois agriculture officials have launched a campaign to encourage shoppers to buy locally produced food.  Authorities say consumers will be able to find those products on shelves bearing a new “Illinois Product” logo. 

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Government
9:45 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Fines Increase for Disabled Parking Tag Fraud

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Illinois legislation will raise fines for people that misuse disabled parking tags to $600 next year. The new law also imposes a $1,000 fine on any healthcare provider who knowingly falsifies the certification allowing someone to get a disability plate or parking decal. 

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Culture
9:13 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Illinois Sees Boost in Tourism

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Illinois had a record number of visitors in 2011, with more than 93 million tourists.  The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said the state saw an 8.4 percent bump last year, bringing in over $31 billion for the state economy. 

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Government
2:38 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Fines for parking fraud increase

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Illinois legislation will raise fines for people that misuse disabled parking tags to $600 next year. The new law also imposes a $1,000 fine on any healthcare provider that knowingly falsifies the certification that allows someone to get a disability plate or parking decal. 

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Driving Laws
4:14 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

New Cell Phone Laws in Effect for Illinois Drivers

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Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to stay off their cell phones. Governor Pat Quinn has signed four new laws aimed at making state roadways safer. Three of them confront the problem of drivers becoming distracted by talking and texting on their cell phones. 

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Government
6:59 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Quinn Signs Transparency Legislation

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation to improve public access to information about government meetings. 

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Government
6:52 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Illinois Crime Victims' Bills Signed

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed three bills yesterday to beef up existing laws and practices which protect crime victims. 

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Drought
7:33 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Governor Quinn Heading to Southern Illinois to Discuss Drought Response

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The entire state of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and Governor Pat Quinn plans to visit the southern end of the state Monday to discuss the plans for responding to dry conditions. 

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Safety Campaign
6:57 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Illinois Traffic Safety Campaign Starts Today

Illinois transportation officials are working to curb the rising number of roadway fatalities with the help of the state’s digital message boards.

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