• Medical marijuana bill closer to passage

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The sponsor of a bill that would allow marijuana use for medical purposes in Illinois says the measure is just “one or two” votes short of passage in the house. Rep. Lou Lang tells the Pekin Daily Times he’s close to getting the support he needs for the four-year pilot program. The Skokie democrat’s...

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    Lottery could expand online sales

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Senate could soon decide to increase the number of ways you can play the lottery online A committee has passed a bill that would allow players to wager on any of the “draw-based” games – that is, in which the winning numbers are randomly selected, as in Pick-3 and Pick-4. right now,...

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    Constitutional amendment would punish lawmakers for unbalanced budget

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois House republicans are pushing a constitutional amendment which would require a balanced budget – as decreed by the auditor general – or else lawmakers and constitutional officers would forgo their paychecks. State Rep. Dwight Kay, a Glen Carbon republican, says the initiative is attempting to make lawmakers behave like the big business they...

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    Historical construction campaign leaves little for Southern Illinois

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Construction on nearly 200 road and bridge projects statewide will begin in coming weeks — something Gov. Pat Quinn called Monday the largest early-season construction program in Illinois history. The “bold” $486 million in projects will put thousands of people to work and lay “the foundation for economic development for years to come,’’ Quinn...

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