Illinois

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August 30, 2019 - 4:07 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Illinois GOP Rep. John Shimkus announced Friday on our partner station, KMOX that he will not run for reelection in 2020. Shimkus was joined in the KMOX studio by his wife Karen, who says since their three boys are now raised and mostly out of the house, it's time for a change...
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Associated Press
August 30, 2019 - 7:57 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Thursday upheld an assault weapons ban that covers Chicago and the rest of Cook County, Illinois, saying guns rights advocates provided no compelling reason why it should diverge from a previous ruling upholding a similar ban in a Chicago suburb. The 7th U.S...
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Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 3:00 pm
The rule requires anyone wearing a religious head covering while taking a driver’s license photo to sign a form saying they may lose their license if they’re later seen in public not wearing it.
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Associated Press
August 23, 2019 - 2:43 pm
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois health officials said Friday that a patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, which could make it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young...
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August 22, 2019 - 4:31 pm
(KFTK/AP) — At least 27 people have been arrested in the last month for threatening mass shootings, including in Missouri and Illinois, CNN reports . The Missouri case was when a man walked into the Walmart in Springfield with a gun. He was charged with making a terrorist threat. The Illinois case...
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Pritzker signs teacher salary legislation
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August 22, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Former Gov. Bruce Rauner last year vetoed a bill that would have raised the minimum salary for full-time public school teachers to $40,000 within five years.
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August 21, 2019 - 6:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law aimed at creating protections for immigrants who rent in Illinois. The law prohibits landlords from evicting or retaliating against tenants based on their immigration status. Landlords are also barred from disclosing or threatening to disclose...
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August 19, 2019 - 4:57 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will not use federal family planning funds as long as Republican President Donald Trump’s administration prohibits women’s health clinics from referring patients for abortions. The Democrat called Trump’s requirement a “gag rule” Monday on a...
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August 19, 2019 - 12:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law allowing Illinois to take its own action to slow climate change. The Democrat approved legislation this week that repeals the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998. It limited state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. withdrew from...
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