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    Bipartisan Ill. gun bill going to committee

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago Democrat says his amended gun-control measure will keep criminals off the streets and cut incarceration costs. Rep. Michael Zalewski’s initiative was headed for a House committee vote Tuesday. Zalewski and Rep. Dennis Reboletti — an Elmhurst Republican — say the bill makes illegal gun-holders serve more prison time....

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    Illinois parolees eligible for Medicaid in 2014

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois prison officials estimate nearly 30,000 newly freed inmates will be eligible for Medicaid coverage in 2014 under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports state officials say better access to care for physical and mental health issues may help parolees succeed outside...

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    Illinois gas prices go down

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    The price of gasoline is down. The statewide average for gas in Illinois stands at $3.29, down 13 cents from a month ago, according to the Triple-A Fuel Gauge Report. Triple-A spokesman Beth Mosher says the time of year is a factor. “Not only is it the time of year but supplies are plentiful...

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