All posts tagged "Statehouse News"

  • Report: Capital One tops state credit card complaint list

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Capital One is the least-favorite credit card company among Illinois consumers, according to a report released Tuesday, Jan. 14, by the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). The report includes statistics from...

    • Posted January 14, 2014
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  • Quinn continues push for minimum wage hike

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) plans to continue his push to raise Illinois’ minimum wage in his bid for another term. Quinn, who is seeking his second full term, wants to raise...

    • Posted January 13, 2014
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  • U of I recommends 1.7 percent tuition increase

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO — For the second straight year, the University of Illinois has proposed a 1.7 percent tuition increase for incoming freshmen next fall that tracks with the rate of inflation and matches the smallest...

    • Posted January 13, 2014
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  • Gov. Pat Quinn to appeal FEMA’s denial of tornado aid

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) plans to appeal a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deny federal assistance to nine counties hit by Nov. 17, 2013 tornadoes, his office...

    • Posted January 9, 2014
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  • Agencies prepare for new Illinois medical marijuana law

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois has now joined 19 other states as legislation adopted last year legalizing medical marijuana went into effect Jan. 1. The Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program is overseen by the Illinois Department...

    • Posted January 8, 2014
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  • Annabel Melongo eavesdropping case back in court Jan. 14

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Annabel Melongo saga continues in the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday, Jan. 14, marking the eighth year the case has been tied up in litigation. Melongo is the former Save-A-Life Foundation (SALF)...

    • Posted January 3, 2014
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  • Agencies prepare as Illinois medical marijuana law takes effect

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois has now joined 19 other states as legislation adopted last year legalizing medical marijuana went into effect Jan. 1. The Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program is overseen by the Illinois Department...

    • Posted January 2, 2014
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  • Winnebago County Circuit Court receives grant to help offenders avoid prison

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Winnebago County Circuit Court will receive a grant for more than $600,000 to help non-violent offenders avoid prison, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) announced Sunday, Dec. 29. The grant for $646,775...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Foreclosure assistance program deadline extended

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed legislation Dec. 26 that extends assistance for homeowners faced with losing their houses in foreclosure. The law extends access to the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Bill would crack down on ‘knockout game’

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A member of the Illinois House of Representatives says it’s time to stiffen penalties for those convicted of attacking random people as part of what has become known as the “knockout game.”...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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