illinois

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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Politics
9:09 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Illinois 12th District Hopeful Releases Tax Records

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A Democrat running for Illinois' 12th Congressional District seat has released 10 years of tax returns and says his republican opponent should do the same.

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Morning Cram
8:30 am
Fri July 6, 2012

The morning cram [the veni, vidi, censui edition]

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NPR reports the Supreme Court has ended a session for the history books.

Kentucky -  The present weather advisory has been extended to Saturday. A Commonwealth program helping College students finish their studies wins a national award.

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Environment
10:48 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Farmer: Illinois drought good for peach crop

Ralf Roletschek, Wikimedia Commons

Dry conditions in Illinois have meant headaches for many farmers in the state, but not those growing peaches.  

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Government
3:34 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Illinois Pay Raise Dispute

An Illinois judge is scheduled to rule this afternoon on whether Gov. Pat Quinn must give 2 percent pay raises to state workers.

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Illinois
7:07 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Illinois Tax Returns Delayed for Residents Who Filed on Paper

The Illinois Department of Revenue says many residents who filed their 2011 tax returns on paper way are still waiting for their refund checks.

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Society
8:58 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Tamms Prison To Close

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s decision to shut down the Tamms Supermax Prison in southern Illinois is drawing praise from human rights groups.  

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