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Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM
By Ward Room Staff

Learn Illinois' New Laws for 2014

As Illinoisans prepare to turn the calendar to 2014, they might also want to...View gallery »

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM
By Edward McClelland

150 New Laws Take Effect In 2013

150 New Laws Take Effect In 2013

While inaction on the severely underfunded state pension programs took most of the headlines in 2012, lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn adopted about 150 laws that take effect Jan. 1 and range from prohibiting... Read »

Friday, Dec 28, 2012 at 8:14 AM
By Marcus Riley

13 New Illinois Laws For 2013

New laws will affect how fast you drive, who can access your Facebook account and...View gallery »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM
By Courtney Cox

Quinn Law Makes Cancer Treatment More Affordable

A new law requires insurance companies to provide coverage for both oral and intravenous chemotherapy treatments at a similar cost. Read »

Monday, Jul 11, 2011 at 2:51 PM
By Lisa Balde

Quinn Signs Cancer Bill

The new bill prevents insurance companies from dropping a cancer patient for participating in clinical trials. Read »

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