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6:04 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Rauner releases plans to reduce income tax rate

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner says he’s willing to negotiate with lawmakers on lowering the income tax rate. 

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4:13 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Rauner continues pushing for term limits

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor says he’ll take his term limits proposal to the state Supreme Court. That’s after his effort received a setback late last week.

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3:55 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Governor drops GED from Illinois law

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation that will remove all references to the GED from Illinois law. It’s part of a much broader change in the education program for people who didn’t finish high school.

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State News
6:27 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Little Known about Proposed Pipeline Through Illinois and Iowa

The local portion of a proposed pipeline from North Dakota to west-central Illinois.

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 2:23 pm

It appears state agencies in Iowa and Illinois know very little about a proposed pipeline through the tri-state region.

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State News
6:25 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Attorney General Wants To Send Concealed Carry Cases Out Of Court

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 12:07 am

Illinois gun owners who've been denied a concealed carry permit can appeal. But instead of going through the courts, Illinois' Attorney General wants a state panel to decide those cases.

There are about 200 concealed carry denials before Illinois courts, brought by people who say they shouldn't have been deemed dangerous or a threat to public safety by Illinois' Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board.

Until recently, applicants didn't actually know why they were rejected.

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State News
4:42 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Schools may close on election day

Illinois students could get a day off of school come election day. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports on a law signed by the governor this afternoon.

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State News
4:12 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Rauner continues fight for term limits

The Republican candidate for Governor says he's not daunted by the Illinois Supreme Court's decision not to review a lower court ruling barring a question on lawmaker term limits from appearing on November's ballot.

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State News
5:38 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Illinois Supreme Court not in a hurry to limit legislators’ terms

An effort to institute term limits in Illinois has hit a major road block.  The state Supreme Court says it will not rush to hear the case. 

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State News
5:05 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Rauner and Quinn disagree on minimum wage

 

The candidates for Illinois governor are again bickering over the state’s minimum wage. A referendum will ask voters this Fall whether the minimum wage should go up to 10 dollars an hour.

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3:51 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Republican candidate for governor proposing new sales taxes

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor has some new details about what he’d do if elected.  Bruce Rauner Thursday, announced he wants to roll back the income tax, and in exchange, create dozens of new sales taxes. 

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