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    Shimkus announces BCMW Head Start grant

    by  • June 26, 2013 • News

    Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-19) is pleased to announce United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding to BCMW Community Services’ Head Start program. These are discretionary grant funds for the extension of ongoing programs. “As a parent and former teacher, I know that children need to begin developing their learning skills...

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    New laws going into effect July 1

    by  • June 26, 2013 • News

    There are a number of new laws that will go into effect July 1. One such law, according the state House GOP, is Julie’s Law, which will prohibit people driving more than 31 mph over the speed limit from receiving court supervision. Senate Bill 3638 creates the sex offender evaluation and treatment disciplinary board...

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    BREAKING: SCOTUS strikes down portions of DOMA

    by  • June 26, 2013 • News

    In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Wednesday morning a key provision in the Defense of Marriage Act that forbids the federal recognition of same sex marriages for couples residing in states that fail to recognize their union. The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal...

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    Brady to announce run for governor

    by  • June 25, 2013 • News

    According to the Illinois Observer, State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is expected to officially launch his campaign for governor tomorrow, with announcements in Chicago, Springfield, Marion and Bloomington. Brady, who unsuccessfully ran against Pat Quinn in the last gubernatorial election, is scheduled to appear At 3 p.m., tomorrow at the Williamson County Airport Main...

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