Illinois senate

State News
6:53 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Il Senate to vote on pension overhaul

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote Thursday on the latest proposal to fix the state's drastically underfunded pension systems. Many aspects of the plan have been put forth before in what's become a multi-year pension debate. But as Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Mackey reports, it has one element that makes it unique. 

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Government
7:26 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Proposed refund for sick pet store animals

Senators in Illinois voted to give consumer protections to people who unknowingly buy a sick cat or dog from a pet shop.

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State News
6:44 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Gov. Quinn not ready to back raising the speed limit

This week, Senators gave their okay to raising the speed limit on Illinois highways, but Governor Pat Quinn isn't so sure. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports. 

Drivers could legally put the pedal to the metal a BIT more under a measure recently approved by the state Senate. Cars could go 70 miles an hour on most interstates and tollways, rather than 65.

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State News
6:22 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Group calls on Senate to reject use of medical marijuana

A group of addiction and drug specialists Thursday called on the Illinois Senate to reject the medical use of marijuana. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.

Opponents of "medical marijuana" don't even like that phrase.

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Government
10:11 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Flash mob measure passes IL Senate

Anyone convicted of using social media to plan or incite a mob attack could face tougher punishment under legislation approved by the Illinois Senate.

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State News
7:06 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Senate approves raising the speed limit

Lawmakers are giving serious consideration to raising the speed limit on most Illinois highways. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.

The fastest a car is supposed to go in Illinois is 65 miles an hour. Drivers could legally accelerate to 70 under a measure approved by the state Senate.

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