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Four Democrats Side with GOP in Health Care Vote

Posted: 01/07/2011 - House Republican David Dreier says today's vote to open debate on repealing the health care law is the first step to "fulfilling a key promise to the American people."

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Income Tax Hike Expected

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on raising our income taxes and cigarette tax.

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IL Senate Approves Medicaid Overhaul

Updated: 01/05/2011 - It's now up to the Illinois House to decide on legislation aimed at keeping the ineligible from receiving state-funded health care.

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Service Groups Oppose Spending Limits

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Some groups that provide services to the poor and needy are opposing a proposal to limit growth in Illinois government spending.

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Senate Democrats Vow to Block Health Care Repeal

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Top Senate Democrats are warning House Speaker-elect John Boehner they'll block any Republican effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Kirk on the New Congress

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Vote on the Debt Limit is a Key Opportunity for Fiscal Conservative Potential for Bipartisan Cooperation on Many Key Issues

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'Blunt wraps' ban will get Ill. House debate

Posted: 01/03/2011 - An Illinois ban on tobacco rolling papers that critics say are used for making marijuana cigarettes might have a tougher go in the House after it passed the Senate without opposition.

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AP source: Obama may name William Daley to top job

Posted: 01/03/2011 - A person familiar with the matter says President Barack Obama is considering naming former Commerce Secretary William Daley for a top White House job, possibly chief of staff.

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Quinn signs new pension law

Posted: 12/30/2010 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation affecting the pension system for law enforcement officers and firefighters in the state.

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Divided FCC Adopts Rules to Protect Web Traffic

Posted: 12/21/2010 - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers.

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