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Gun owners lobby lawmakers as gun dealer licensing override fails

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:15:00 -0500
Gun owners gathered in the Illinois capitol for the annual Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day as lawmakers considered a vote to override a controversial gun control measure.  more...

Lawmakers dump plan to allow for third-party audits of local business

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:44:00 -0500
The Illinois House was not interested in giving local municipal officials permission to share the sales tax information of businesses with a contingency-based auditor.  more...

State legislators approve spending $800 million for union raises in party-line vote

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:39:00 -0500
Illinois lawmakers want to lock in raises for more than 28,000 union members through 2022 at an estimated cost of more than $800 million.  more...

Lawmakers ask Illinois governor to seek Trump's help for Quincy vet home

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:19:00 -0500
There could be help out there for Illinois to fix the problems at the Quincy's veterans home. But one state lawmaker says Governor Bruce Rauner would have to ask President Trump for that help.  more...

Illinois lawmakers studying local public safety pension consolidation

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 -0500
The state’s five pension funds for state employees have a combined unfunded liability of $130 billion. Efforts to address that have stalled at the statehouse. But there’s a growing taxpayer liability at the local level.  more...

Illinois lawmakers move on unionizing more college students

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:27:00 -0500
Some Illinois lawmakers want to give more student employees bargaining rights after a graduate student strike at the state’s flagship university.  more...

Marijuana conviction expungement measure advances to House floor

Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:33:00 -0500
Illinois is one step closer to allowing people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana or paraphernalia to expunge their criminal convictions.  more...

City officials accused of sharing private business tax information with outside auditors

Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:36:00 -0500
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association said Monday that it had obtained emails showing that municipal officials illegally shared local businesses tax information with an outside company that makes money auditing businesses on behalf of local governments.  more...