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SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate panel approved a measure Thursday allowing the carrying of concealed weapons, but the committee's move followed sharp questioning from Republicans concerning whether packing a gun in Chicago should require special permission and how authorities would determine who is fit to carry.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois concealed carry legislation that requires special permission to have a gun in Chicago is scheduled for a Senate committee vote.
A bill stripping pension and insurance benefits from future appointees to Chicago-area mass-transit boards is on its way to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk.
SPRINGFIELD – Politics has long been a family business in Illinois, a place where who you know – and who you’re related to – matters more than most. But the family drama shaping up around the next governor’s race adds a new layer of intrigue in a Capitol already grappling with huge financial problems.
CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed state budget is a baby step in the right direction, a watchdog group’s analysis said Monday, but the governor may be overstating savings from a recent union contract negotiation and not putting enough toward roughly $9 billion unpaid bills.
SPRINGFIELD – New estimates show the state of Illinois will lose $212 million in unpaid sales taxes from online purchases during 2013.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says House Speaker Michael Madigan's pension-reform plan deserves a Senate vote.
CHICAGO – Illinois was able to pay some overdue bills this spring because of an unexpected influx in tax revenues as businesses and individuals rushed to sell assets before federal taxes increased, Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday.
CHICAGO – The Illinois Gaming Board’s chairman said changes made to a proposed gambling expansion bill are merely cosmetic.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday vetoed a plan to increase electricity rates by up to $70 million — a proposal that Commonwealth Edison Co. had pitched as a way to get electrical grid modernization back on track.
CHICAGO – Visitors to the nation’s third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be on their agenda, too.
The Illinois House has passed a far-reaching pension reform package muscled through by Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan.
State legislators have one month left in which to tackle legislation before the end of the spring session.
SPRINGFIELD – A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois – clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino – was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.
It will lower property tax bills starting in ’14
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