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— Gov. Pat Quinn and other prospective governor candidates might be targeting a new voting group during the primary elections next year: 17-year-olds. On Wednesday, the Senate voted 43-9 to allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries, but only if they...
Tags: Politics, Government, Regional Authority, Prisons, Primaries
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn and other prospective governor candidates next year might be targeting a new voting group during the Democratic and Republican primary elections: 17-year-olds. The Senate on Wednesday sent to the governor a measure to allow 17-year-olds...
Tags: Pat Quinn, Politics, Elections, Terry Link, Executive Branch
— A renewed push for major gambling expansion in Illinois swiftly passed the Senate on Wednesday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind the effort with a promise that Chicago would spend the money on rebuilding schools. But as with two...
How much is that doggy in the window? The one with the waggly tail? And what happens if the doggy also has an undiagnosed parvovirus infection that shows up a week after you whip out the MasterCard and take that waggly tail home with you? Heartbreak and...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Pets
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led Senate delivered a Valentine’s Day victory to gay and lesbian couples today, passing legislation for the first time that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois. The gay marriage measure now goes to the...
Tags: Politics, William R. Haine, William Delgado, Laws, Kwame Raoul
Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Senate barked down a bill that would have banned Fido and other pets from being in the lap of a driver while on the road, but the vote came only after Democrats managed to nip at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney...
Clout StreetGlimpses of a plan to slash spending on the state’s health care program for the poor emerged Wednesday, with preliminary ideas ranging from eliminating a discount prescription program for seniors to stricter eligibility requirements that would leave...
Clout StreetIllinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno was so enthused today in her endorsement of Mitt Romney for president that she flubbed his name. The lawmaker from Lemont was on a conference call to announce that she and a half-dozen state senators...
SPRINGFIELD — As President Barack Obama presses forward with his signature health care law, his fellow Illinois Democrats running state government have waited more than a year to win federal approval for a new plan to fight fraud in the health...
Change of SubjectWhere do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 4:10 p.m.; updated at 8:35 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Ruling Democrats unveiled a revised legislative redistricting map for the state’s 59 Illinois Senate districts and 118 House districts that attempted to satisfy concerns of...
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