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State News
6:54 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Details on maneuver used to block mandatory minimums bill

The city of Chicago had a setback in Springfield Thursday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been pushing to increase prison sentences for people convicted of gun crimes. But on the last day of the Illinois legislature's fall veto session, a group of African-American legislators used a parliamentary maneuver to block him. 

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State News
1:04 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Il Dems to endorse candidates for primary

Illinois' leading Democrats will meet in Springfield on Sunday. They're supposed to endorse candidates for next year's primary election even though there are no longer any competitive races. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky wondered why?

Democrats have rarely slated candidates in recent years. But this time, with incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn facing a primary challenge from former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley, the state party was going to consider picking a favorite.

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State News
6:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present

Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election. But they met among a backdrop of party infighting, lawsuits - and without the presence of the state’s party chairman. From Springfield - IPR’s Tony Arnold reports: 

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