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Several ballots supplied for the primary election in Illinois on March 20, 2012, were a fraction of an inch too big, and would not fit in vote tabulation machines. Some were cut down to size, others were put aside to be counted by hand. (Credit: CBS)

Lake County Pols Spar Over Control Of Local Elections

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would strip the Lake County Clerk’s office of the power to supervise local elections, and hand it over to a new commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.

05/30/2013

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lang Steps Aside As Gambling Expansion Sponsor Over ‘Perceived Conflict’

The longtime backer of a push to expand gambling in Illinois has dropped his name from a pending bill over “perceived conflict of interest” with a law firm where he’s counsel.

05/22/2013

Casino Gambling

Senate Approves New Gambling Expansion Plan

A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois — clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino — was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.

05/01/2013

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Fear Possible Voter Suppression On Election Day

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and other Democrats were sounding the alarm Thursday about what they said might be potential voter suppression in this state.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

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Quinn Rains On Ill. House Gambling Parade

Offering up a direct challenge to a resistant Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois House resurrected a huge expansion of legalized gambling Wednesday that includes a land-based casino in Chicago, four more on riverboats and allowing ailing horse-racing tracks to add slot machines.

05/23/2012

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Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Machine Makers Object To Proposed Tax Hike

A bill awaiting a Senate vote is either about tax fairness or about big business getting bigger.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

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Bill Would Eliminate Tax Loophole For Rolling Your Own Cigarettes

The days of saving money by using a “roll your own” cigarette machine could be over in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–02/24/2012