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'Fracking' supporters say Ill. bill ready for vote
CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of high-volume oil and gas drilling said Wednesday that they hope for a quick vote on a bill to regulate the practice in Illinois after reaching agreements on hiring and environmental concerns.Continued ...
Cities could restrict places for guns
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois Senate proposal to allow the carrying of concealed weapons would let large cities add to the list of places considered off limits to guns.Continued ...
Watchdog group says state must address pensions
CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed state budget is a baby step in the right direction, a watchdog group's analysis said Monday, but the governor may be overstating savings from a recent union contract negotiation and not putting enough toward roughly $9 billion unpaid bills.Continued ...
Health centers to get $6M to help enroll uninsured
CHICAGO— More than 40 health centers throughout Illinois will be able to apply for $6 million in federal funding to help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law.Continued ...
Illinois Senate OKs union-backed pension deal
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to send a union-supported pension reform bill to the House, leaving lawmakers with two competing proposals for dealing with the nation's worst state pension crisis just weeks before the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn.Continued ...
Illinois Senate approves union-backed pension plan
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a union-backed approach for addressing Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis.Continued ...
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