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Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Ban Online Videos Of FightsRepublican Rep. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro in southern Illinois was so disturbed by the behavior of spectators who posted a Facebook video of a fight between two boys in Murphysboro that she's proposed a bill making it a crime to record fights to share online.
Chicago State University Students Rally In Loop To Protest Possible ShutdownTwo weeks after they shut down part of the Dan Ryan Expressway to protest the possible closing of their school amid the state budget impasse, students from Chicago State University took their protest to the governor’s office downtown.
Rauner Curious To Find Out What Obama Will Tell State Lawmakers Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said he’s looking forward to hearing from President Barack Obama, who will visit the Illinois State Capitol next week, to speak to the General Assembly.
With No Budget, Rauner Repeats Calls For Pro-Business ReformRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his State of the State address Wednesday to make another case for changes he says would make Illinois more competitive, even as he acknowledged that huge opposition from Democrats has prompted a record budget stalemate and crippled social services and other programs.
Despite Budget Impasse, Rauner To Continue Push For Government TransformationGov. Bruce Rauner's speech at the Illinois State Capitol was expected to be much different from his first State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly.
New Law Expands Background Checks For Student TeachersWhen education majors return to Illinois colleges and universities in the new year, they'll have to submit to sweeping criminal background checks before student teaching.
Activists Buy Lottery Tickets To Help Fund State Services, Bring Attention To Budget StalemateIn a symbolic gesture to urge the governor and state lawmakers to come up with a budget, a group of community activists on Monday purchased Illinois Lottery tickets, and pledged to donate any winnings to the state.
Black State Lawmakers Say Many Social Agencies Still Suffering From Budget Impasse African-American state lawmakers are pleading with the governor and legislative leaders not to forget those who are still suffering under the prolonged budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Lottery To Resume Prize PayoutsGov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Monday freeing up funds to resume prize payouts of over $600, which had been on hold since July 1.
State Sets Up Task Force To Recommend Drone Rules
Advocates Want Salon Workers To Get Training In Spotting Domestic AbuseAt a City Council committee hearing Monday, prosecutors and domestic violence experts plan to campaign for hair stylists, cosmetologists, and nail technicians to go through mandatory training to spot signs of abuse, and help victims.
Comptroller: State Budget Standoff Impacting Domestic Violence ProgramsIllinois State Comptroller urged Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly to resolve their difference over the still-stalled state budget, as she tried to call attention to domestic violence programs that have been suffering without state funding.

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