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New legislation on texting while driving passes House, moves to governor’s desk

New legislation on texting while driving passes House, moves to governor’s desk

By Hannah Smith, Staff writer

June 1, 2018


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A new bill moving to the governor’s desk will put stricter punishment on drivers found to be texting while driving.

Illinois approves Equal Rights Amendment, 36 years after deadline

Illinois approves Equal Rights Amendment, 36 years after deadline

By Rick Pearson and Bill Lukitsch

May 30, 2018


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The Illinois House voted Wednesday night to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment more than 45 years after it was approved by Congress, putting it one state away from possible enshrinement in the U.S. Constitution amid potential legal questions.

Opinion: Another disappointing lack of transparency in Illinois government

Opinion: Another disappointing lack of transparency in Illinois government

By The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill. Editorial Board

May 21, 2018


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It's a simple request, really. We all, to some level, depend on government services. Since residents provide the tax dollars they need to operate, we request government agencies be run in an efficient, transparent manner.

New program will help pregnant women addicted to opioids

New program will help pregnant women addicted to opioids

By Kaley Johnson, Belleville News-Democrat

April 21, 2018


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The program pulls together St. Louis and metro-east resources to provide long-term treatment for expectant mothers in the metro-east who are addicted to opioids.

McCann joins intense race for governor

McCann joins intense race for governor

By Nick Draper, Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.

April 21, 2018


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State Sen. Sam McCann announced his intention Thursday to run for governor as a Conservative Party candidate, garnering a quick — and scathing — response from the incumbent governor.

Illinois Supreme Court again upholds conviction of Drew Peterson for murder of his third wife

Illinois Supreme Court again upholds conviction of Drew Peterson for murder of his third wife

By Matthew Walberg | Chicago Tribune

January 19, 2018


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Drew Peterson's options for getting a new trial for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, have grown thinner after the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday declined to rehear his appeal.

Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.

Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.

By Jason Meisner and Dawn Rhodes | Chicago Tribune

January 17, 2018


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The young University of Illinois graduate student was walking to a bus stop one morning last June when a clean-cut man wearing aviator sunglasses pulled up in a black sedan and flashed a badge.

Rauner tours Lincoln prison, touts reforms helping female inmates

Rauner tours Lincoln prison, touts reforms helping female inmates

By Brenden Moore | The State Journal-Register

January 16, 2018


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The governor said the reforms, which seek to create female-specific programs and address the unique challenges that female offenders face, have set a new national standard for criminal justice reform.

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