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Daughter Of Illinois Senate Republican Leader DiesLisa Radogno injured her arm and leg in a hit-and-run in Washington back in May. It's believed that could be what triggered a blood clot that claimed her life Wednesday night.
Governor, Legislative Leaders Still Can't Agree On Pension ReformA meeting between Gov. Pat Quinn and the state’s four legislative leaders ended Friday afternoon without much progress towards pension reform, and it appears next week’s special session won’t bring a solution.
Lawmakers Approve Required Birth Control Lessons In Sex Ed ClassesState lawmakers have passed legislation that would mandate schools that teach sex education in Illinois also would have to give students information about birth control.
Governor, Legislative Leaders Still Divided On Pension ReformGov. Pat Quinn and the state's four legislative leaders remained split on how to fix the state's severely underfunded public pension systems, though the governor did signal a shift in philosophy regarding teacher pensions.
GOP Leader: Dems Blocking Effort To End Controversial Scholarship ProgramThe state's controversial legislative scholarship program -- which allows lawmakers to provide free tuition to state universities to students in their districts -- is still alive, despite several attempts to end it. And a top Republican lawmaker says Senate Democratic leaders won't let efforts to repeal the program come up for a vote.
Gov. Quinn: Fix Pensions 'Once And For All'Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pledged Tuesday to reform the public employee pension system "once and for all" this spring.
Lawmakers Pushing For Rollback Of Corporate Income Tax HikeIllinois House Republicans – and even some House Democrats – want to roll back the state’s corporate income tax increase, but there’s no serious talk of also rolling back the personal income tax hike.
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