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Illinois Lawmakers Head Into Final Stretch With Many Issues Unresolved

Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state’s most pressing issues — pensions, a budget, expanded gambling, gay marriage and gun control — remained with the clock ticking toward a Friday deadline.


A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Illinois Senate Advance ‘Puppy Lemon Law’

Consumers who buy a new dog or cat only to find out it has a serious disease or ailment would have a new form of recourse under an Illinois Senate proposal.


File Photo (Abid Katib/ Getty Images)

Battle Over Concealed Carry Legislation Continues In Springfield

Gov. Quinn is sticking to his position in the legislative standoff over a measure that would allow people to legally carry concealed weapons in Illinois.


Tonto, a guide horse, yawns before going on a walk with his owner Shari Bernstiel, March 19, 2004 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Tonto, a miniature horse who went through one year of training, acts as Bernstiel's seeing eye dog and is one of three working guide horses in the United States. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Legislature Dodges Pension Reform, But Passes Bill On … Miniature Horses

Under a measure the House sent to Gov. Quinn Thursday night, people with disabilities could use miniature horses as service animals in public places, much like guide dogs are used.


McCormick Place

Shows Will Flee McCormick Place Over Work Rules

Court filings submitted by customers of Chicago’s McCormick Place say removal of labor reforms put in place by the Illinois Legislature could prove devastating for the convention center.


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Pension Formula Would Boost Property Tax, Daley Warns

The Daley Administration is expressing alarm at Illinois House approved legislation officials say would mean a crippling property tax hike for city residents.

WBBM Newsradio–12/02/2010