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Illinois Senate Defeats Governor’s Sneaky Attempt to Ban Assault Weapons

Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com November 29, 2012 In Obama’s home state, Illinois, governor Pat Quinn attempted to circumvent the legislature and impose an assault weapons ban on Wednesday. State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, a Republican from Okawville, led an override that defeated the governor. “Today is a good day for the Second …

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Rahm’s ‘Velvet Shiv’

-CNC columnist James Warren: Emanuel’s budget report is “the equivalent of a superficially alluring velvet shiv” to the back of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration. HIGH TIME Emanuel’s new top cop said police would continue to make arrests for marijuana possession but could issue tickets rather than jailing suspects. …

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State tightens seat belt law

By Andrew Thomason Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — If you are riding in a vehicle in Illinois — no matter where you are seated — you better be wearing a seat belt. Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed legislation making it mandatory for everyone in a vehicle to wear a …

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Caterpillar threatens to leave Illinois over taxes

By Dow Jones Newswires-Wall Street Journal Caterpillar Inc., suggesting that it could shift jobs out of Illinois, is prodding its home state to cut government spending and roll back tax increases. Doug Oberhelman, chief executive officer of the giant Peoria-based maker of construction and mining equipment, protested against the state’s …

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Illinois tax increase: why lawmakers passed 66 percent income-tax hike

No other state has successfully raised income taxes to balance its 2011 budget. The Illinois tax increase would push the personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. …

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Illinois’s Tax Increase Has Business Fuming, Neighbors Courting

Facing one of the biggest budget shortfalls of any state, Illinois took the risky step of jacking up income and corporate taxes even as its economy struggles to shake off the recession. WITH NO CUTS IN GOVERNMENT SPENDING In a deal hammered out by the state’s Democratic leadership, the lame-duck …

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Illinois Review: Quinn rehires top aide who resigned over ethics breach

Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn rehired a former top aide who resigned following ethics violations that became an issue in the governor’s race, his office said today. Jerry Stermer, who served as chief of staff before resigning in August, will return to Quinn’s administration on Nov. 29 in the role of …

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Chicago schools budget approaching the stimulus

Posted By John Myers On Thursday, February 25, 2010 In an unusual effort to solicit public input on the budget, Gov. Pat Quinn yesterday proposed $2 billion in cuts to education along with grim revenue estimates for a state awash in $13 billion of red ink. Notably missing from revenues …

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