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  • Law allowing timely insulin injection approved

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law that allows diabetics to inject insulin where and when they need to.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Fee schedule changed for Illinois ATVs

    SPRINGFIELD – A new state law eliminates the registration fee for owners of all-terrain vehicles who only use them on private property.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • New law to double southwestern Ill. port’s size

    GRANITE CITY – A southwestern Illinois port district near the Mississippi River will more than double under legislation signed into law by Gov. Pat Qu ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is asking federal officials to open an investigation into millions in federal disaster relief funds that Demo ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois changed its law last year to streamline decision-making on state-paid nursing home care, but an audit has found that a backlog ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Quinn signs law expanding ban an cyberbullying

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has extended the state's ban on student cyberbullying to include actions outside of school.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

    CHICAGO – The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on C ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • More school employees can give epinephrine injection under new law

    A law that takes effect Friday expands the list of people who may give epinephrine injections to schoolchildren suffering severe allergic reactions.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO – Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Quinn, Rauner budget plans leave questions

    CHICAGO – The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of lea ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
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