3:38 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

State lawmakers to return for special session

Illinois lawmakers will be back in Springfield later this month as Governor Pat Quinn has called a special session. The governor said he wants legislators to, quote, "finish their job for the people of Illinois", and reach a deal on pension reform.  IPR’s Chris Slaby has more: 

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5:46 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

IL concealed carry talks continue

Legislators are continuing to negotiate as they seek an agreement on concealed carry legislation.

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4:33 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Lawmakers consider creating state Highway Commission

  The annual ICAT transportation conference included a panel on state funding for  transportation projects. Some state lawmakers say there are better ways to fund infrastructure projects than by passing an occasional massive construction bill. Democratic senator Martin Sandoval chairs the senate transportation committee.  He says he supports forming an independent highway commission to regulate infrastructure funding like other utilities:

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