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The Marc Cox Morning Show
June 03, 2019 - 9:40 am
Rep. Nick Schroer is filling in for Marc today. The Illinois Legislature ended their session doubling their gas tax and legalizing recreational marijuana. Rodney gives his take on their moves.
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May 30, 2019 - 1:43 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The head of a central Illinois economic development organization has been fired less than a year after ascending to the post. The Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday that president and CEO Eric Berglund was terminated for cause. In...
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The Marc Cox Morning Show
May 30, 2019 - 8:43 am
Rep. McSweeney (IL R - Dist 52) is fighting against the outrageous number of tax increases proposed in Illinois this legislative session. Double the gas tax? McSweeney says, “hell no.” He and Marc also discuss changes to the FOID card process, taxing marijuana and more.
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May 28, 2019 - 12:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KFTK/AP) - House Democrats have advanced a measure to replace Illinois' abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people "a fundamental right'' to make decisions about their reproductive health. The State Journal-Register reports a House committee approved the...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is confident that Illinois residents will swallow $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes to pay for a massive state construction program , while a key Republican said some of the taxes aren’t acceptable and lawmakers may have to seek...
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May 21, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It’s “border to border” seat-belt enforcement for Illinois police agencies through Memorial Day. Officials from the Departments of Transportation and State Police joined more than 200 local law enforcement agencies in Monday’s announcement. The “Border to Border” campaign...
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Illinois Child Deaths
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May 15, 2019 - 9:26 am
By DON BABWIN/Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' child welfare agency is so intent on keeping children with their parents even when they have strong evidence of abuse that it has sometimes left those children in grave danger, a study released Wednesday found. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker...
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road work ahead sign on highway
May 07, 2019 - 2:58 pm
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KFTK) — Illinois State Police are disguising troopers as construction workers on the interstate in an effort to enforce driving safety in work zones. District 7, in East Moline, partnered with Walsh Construction for Work-Zone Safety Week. The awareness campaign, dubbed "Operation...
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marijuana in jars
May 06, 2019 - 8:05 pm
By SARA BURNETT /Associated Press CHICAGO (AP/KFTK) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for...
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May 01, 2019 - 2:31 pm
By IVAN MORENO/Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Attorneys sued Wisconsin and Illinois Wednesday over laws that forbid transgender individuals from changing their names if they have certain criminal convictions. Both lawsuits argue that the states are violating free speech rights and are preventing...
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