• Bill would allow 17-year-olds to vote

    by  • April 17, 2013

    Legislation that would allow younger Illinoisans to vote during primary elections cleared a House panel this week. The proposal would allow a 17-year-old to be able to vote in primary elections, if they will be 18 by the time of the general election. State Rep. Carol Sente, (D-Vernon Hills), said the proposal, which applies...

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    Bipartisan agreement possible on gun-control

    by  • April 17, 2013

    Both sides of the gun-control debate could be headed for a rare agreement at the statehouse on a push by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to get guns out of the hands of felons and the seriously mentally ill. His plan would require gun owners to surrender their state-issued firearm owners identification (FOID) cards...

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    IDOT releases 6-year construction plan

    by  • April 17, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) unveiled details of its six-year road construction plan Wednesday, which includes $144.9 million in road and bridge projects for the 54th Senate District in the coming 2014 fiscal year, according to State Senator Kyle McCarter. For the coming fiscal year, IDOT has identified 16 projects in the District,...

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    IL House passes medical marijuana bill

    by  • April 17, 2013

    According to the Sun Times : A bid to legalize marijuana for a litany of serious ailments and diseases narrowly passed the House Wednesday in a major move that could make Illinois the 19th state to permit the plant’s medical use. “I know every single one of you has compassion in your heart. This...

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    Reid: Letter with ricin or poison sent to senator

    by  • April 16, 2013

    The Associated Press is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a letter containing ricin or another poison was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi. In brief remarks to reporters in the Capitol, Reid did not say when the letter was sent. It’s customary for mail addressed to congressional...

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