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    Judge halts transfer of Murray residents

    by  • May 23, 2013 • News

    Federal judge Ruben Castillo today ordered the State of Illinois to stop the transfers of any Murray Center residents until 10:30 a.m. May 30, when Judge Marvin Aspen returns from vacation. Castillo, an emergency judge, heard the arguments of the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, on a motion they had filed...

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    Increased speed limit bill goes to Ill. governor

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News

    (AP) — Legislation increasing the speed limit on interstate highways in Illinois to 70 mph is headed to Gov. Pat Quinn. The House approved the bill 85-30 Wednesday. The current maximum speed limit is 65 mph. Sponsoring Rep. Jerry Costello II says the bill is good for business. The Smithton Democrat says it will...

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    New guns bill excludes parks, transit

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News

    (AP) — Compromise  is reached on Illinois House legislation to regulate the carrying of concealed weapons would ban guns in parks and on public transportation. Rep. Brandon Phelps filed the legislation Wednesday. An analysis of the bill by The Associated Press shows it would ban weapons in local parks and athletic areas. It also...

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    Illinois Senate approves sex education bill

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News

    (AP) — A plan to revamp sex education in Illinois’ public schools that teaches about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases has cleared the state Senate. Current state law says sex education should focus on abstinence as the “expected norm.” Schools can opt out of teaching sex education altogether. The bill senators approved today says...

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