Illinois

State News
8:01 am
Wed October 2, 2013

ADM requests up to 20-million dollars in tax breaks to stay in Il

As Archer Daniels Midland plans to move its headquarters out of Decatur, Illinois lawmakers are considering whether to award tax breaks to keep the agribusiness giant in Illinois. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more on ADM's request Tuesday for up to twenty-four million dollars in tax breaks.

At a legislative hearing in Chicago, representatives of ADM told lawmakers they wanted incentives worth $1.2 million a year for up to 20 years. In return, the company would keep its headquarters in Illinois, likely in Chicago.

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Government
9:20 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is hosting a forum in Peoria this week promoting conservation and recreation on the Illinois River. She says one-third of the speakers at the Illinois River Coordinating Council cancelled their trip to Peoria because of the government shutdown:

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Health
4:12 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

IL Healthcare advocates tout new insurance marketplace

Healthcare advocates are celebrating the opening of Illinois' insurance marketplace, where those without coverage will be able to shop for plans under the Affordable Care Act starting Tuesday.  But they're also trying to temper expectations. 

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State News
4:34 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

IL Same-sex marriage lawsuit moves forward

A lawsuit aiming to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois is moving forward.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.
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Courts
11:47 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Friday ruling could impact state same-sex marriage lawsuit

A Cook County judge is expected to give a ruling Friday that could affect the fate of a lawsuit attempting to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.
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Health
6:00 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Illinois gets brand name for health care reform

Illinois officials Wednesday unveiled the brand name for a new insurance marketplace that’s part of President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan:

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Prisons
11:03 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Report: IL prison youth education in violation, inadequate

Credit WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio

The education Illinois kids get in youth prisons is grossly inadequate, and in violation of state and federal laws and regulations.  That’s according to a new report that can’t simply be put on a shelf.  IPR’s Robert Wildeboer has more:  
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Politics
11:10 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Jesse White announces re-election bid

Illinois’ long-time Secretary of State announced Thursday he is running for re-election.  But Democrat Jesse White says it may be his last term in office.

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Politics
11:03 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

IL Democrats to meet for candidate slating in 2014

The Democratic Party of Illinois says it'll meet later this month to consider slating statewide candidates in next year's election. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, at least one of those candidates thinks it’s a bad idea:
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Government
6:59 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Details missing from federal healthcare rollout

A major rollout of the federal health care overhaul is rapidly approaching, and significant details are still missing. 

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