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    Newly Insured Illinoisans May Not Find Doctors

    by  • June 22, 2013 • News

    (AP) – Doctor shortages could make it difficult for residents in some Illinois counties to find medical care when the federal health overhaul kicks in. Hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans will become eligible for health insurance next year. But state and federal officials say 22 counties have a shortage of primary care doctors. In...

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    Quinn signs bill limiting lawmaker compensation

    by  • June 22, 2013 • News

    Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law that limits compensation for many of Illinois’ elected officials. The measure passed through both chambers this spring, with only a handful of northern representatives and one northern senator voting “no.” “The civic duty of an elected official requires a commitment to the greater good of the...

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    St. Louis alderwoman wants ban on saggy pants

    by  • June 22, 2013 • News

    A St. Louis alderwoman wants people in the city to pull up their pants. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderwoman Marlene Davis is proposing legislation making it a violation to wear pants below the waist if it exposes skin or undergarments. A few other municipalities in the St. Louis area have similar laws....

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    More counties aren’t enforcing concealed carry ban

    by  • June 22, 2013 • News

    (AP) — The roster is growing of counties where prosecutors won’t charge people with breaking the state’s law banning concealed weapons. The Decatur Herald and Review reports that Piatt County State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades says she is through prosecuting because a federal court has deemed the state’s law unconstitutional. And in Macon County, the...

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    Carlyle man stable after suffering multiple stab wounds

    by  • June 21, 2013 • News

    A 19-year-old Carlyle man is in the Clinton County Jail after an incident on Jolliff Bridge Road Thursday left a third man with multiple stab wounds throughout his body. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kole Koehler and he is charged with Class X felony armed violence, Class 2 felony aggravated domestic violence and misdemeanor unlawful use...

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