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Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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By Associated Press

Illinois Senate Approves Drone Legislation

Illinois Senate Approves Drone Legislation

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss, would require authorities to obtain a search warrant before using a drone to collect information. Lawmakers voted 52-1 to send the measure to the House. Biss, an Evanston... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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By BJ Lutz, Dick Johnson
      

Pension Reformers Vow to Reintroduce Bill

The sponsors of a comprehensive pension reform bill that failed to get approval this session have pledged to reintroduce the measure as early as Wednesday afternoon. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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By Dick Johnson

Quinn Loses Call for Pension Commission

Quinn Loses Call for Pension Commission

The Illinois House adjourned Tuesday afternoon without taking a vote on Gov. Pat Quinn's last-ditch effort to get a pension deal done before the end of the lame duck session. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Glenn Farkas

Glenn Farkas

Glenn Farkas Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 9th District Read »

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Daniel Biss

Daniel Biss

Daniel Biss is Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 9th District Read »

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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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