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Passed by a 35-21 vote, the bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has not yet said whether he intends to sign it.
Gov. Pat Quinn is pushing for 11 Illinois counties to be named major disaster areas.
The Illinois House approved sweeping pension reform this week. The legislation will now move on to the Senate.
Sen. Kirk and Sen. Durbin make first joint appearance in state at Great Lakes school along with Rep. Schneider.
Government, The Neighborhood Files
The east wall of Centennial Park and Recreation center collapsed during last month’s torrential rain.
Village officials say the investment has paid off, as there’s been less flooding in the area east of Ridge Road.
Government, Going Green
According to the American Lung Association's 2013 "State of the Air," Cook County gets an "F."
The Marketplace Fairness Act would give states the ability to collect online sales taxes.
Latest Patch poll results come in wake of U.S. Senate defeat of legislation expanding background checks. Sen. Kirk is critical of vote.
The House just voted in favor of a bill presented by Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills to allow 17-year-olds the right to vote in primary elections. The Senate had its first reading of the bill Thursday.
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