State News

Elections
12:03 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Kelly wins Democratic primary to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

  Former state lawmaker Robin Kelly is the last Democrat standing in the race for Jesse Jackson Junior’s old congressional seat.

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Politics
11:53 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

House panel approves same-sex marriage measure

Same-sex marriage moved one step closer to becoming the law of Illinois Tuesday.  A House panel voted to advance the measure. Now it has to get through the full House, where backers acknowledge they're still trying to round up votes.Although Democrats have a large majority, not all of them are expected to support it.  Representative Luis Arroyo of Chicago voted "yes" in committee.

Politics
4:24 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

The Illinois House begins debate on concealed carry

A raucous debate over guns got underway Tuesday in the Illinois House of Representatives. At issue are the restrictions that will be in place as lawmakers comply with a federal court order demanding the state allow people to carry guns in public. Lawmakers are fighting over how loose or restrictive a concealed carry law should be.

The Democratic leadership in the Illinois House has engineered an unusually open debate, so far 27 amendments have been proposed from both sides of the issue.

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State News
8:07 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Sequester cuts impact on Scott Air Force Base

85 billion dollars in across-the-board budget cuts set to begin this Friday would have an immediate impact at Scott Air Force Base in the Metro East. About 13,000 work at the military base and its one of the largest employers in the St. Louis region.

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State News
7:56 am
Tue February 26, 2013

House Republicans want to reduce cost of starting business

Illinois House Republicans want to cut the corporate income tax and reduce the cost to start a business. It’s 750-dollars now to become a limited liability corporation, or LLC, in Illinois.

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State News
7:12 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Colleagues and friends remember first woman in IL Supreme Court

Colleagues and friends are remembering the late lawyer and judge Mary Ann McMorrow. She became a lawyer in an era when women were told they were taking jobs away from men, and rose to become the first woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court. McMorrow died over the weekend at the age of 83. Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Mackey has more on a career path that, when it began, would have been unthinkable.

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State News
3:58 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

State Republican Party chair cancels major fundraiser

Pat Brady

 

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State News
9:24 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Sequester to limit a number of state operations

Several operations in Illinois would have to scale back if the federal budget cuts known as the "sequester" go into effect this Friday (March 1).  IPR’s Chris Slaby reports.

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State News
8:46 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Lawmakers want IL to stop investing in companies that make guns and ammunition

A group of state lawmakers want Illinois to stop investing in companies that make guns and ammunition. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.

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