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June 28, 2019 - 2:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed into law a $45 billion capital spending plan to build and upgrade bridges, roads, schools and parks and pay for it by expanding gambling and make it more expensive to do things like drive and smoke cigarettes. Pritzker signed the plan...
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June 27, 2019 - 2:14 pm
(KFTK) - Nearly 80 years after Navy Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class William A. "Billy" Klasing was killed on the battleship USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor, the St. Louis-area native's remains will be coming home to be laid to rest this weekend. And the community is working together to...
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June 27, 2019 - 12:25 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A new state report has found that just one out of every four children in Illinois was fully prepared to enter kindergarten in the most recent school year. The Illinois State Board of Education released findings this week from a statewide teacher survey. The survey shows 26...
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June 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:57 pm
By JOHN O'CONNOR/AP Political Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 17, 2019 - 8:08 am
The Illinois gas tax has doubled, there’s an additional 19¢ state increase and each year there is the possibility that the gas tax will climb higher. STOP SPENDING. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there... Greg Bishop, reporter with The Center Square - Illinois joins Marc to discuss.
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June 12, 2019 - 1:42 pm
CHICAGO (KFTK/AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill to expand abortion protections in Illinois, a move that comes while some Republican-led states try to restrict the procedure. The law establishes abortion as a “fundamental right” for women. Pritzker, a Democrat, signed the bill Wednesday,...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 07, 2019 - 7:30 am
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has issued a public decree signaling his priests that Illinois Catholic lawmakers who supported the new Reproductive Health Act are not to present themselves for Holy Communion in the Dioceses of Springfield. National Catholic Register Senior...
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June 05, 2019 - 2:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign the state budget as is, including $1,600 pay increases for the 177 members of the state General Assembly. That means Pritzker won’t invoke a constitutional power that would let him block the raises while letting the rest of the...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 04, 2019 - 8:41 am
The Illinois legislative session is over but the fight to protect the 2nd Amendment continues. Effingham County board member, David Campbell, has been leading the charge to make Illinois a sanctuary for gun owners. Now, he’s pushing back on the ridiculous FOID card process. To learn more send an e-...
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