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  • Friday, November 15, 2019
    Amid wide federal corruption probe, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton announces retirement
    Governor (44) , Retirement (70) Brady, Bill--State Senate, 44 , Cullerton, John--State Senate, 6
    Senate President John Cullerton announced his retirement Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last session day of the year, and the FBI continued its investigation into alleged political corruption in the senate and other elements of Illinois government.

    Following the final day of fall legislative session Thursday, the senate president’s spokesman confirmed the Chicago Democra...   read more >

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  • Friday, November 15, 2019
    Ethics commission, watered down disclosure bill head to governor
    Ethics, Campaign Reform, Transparency (12a) , Pay to Play, Corruption Castro, Christina -- State Senate, 22 , Cullerton, John--State Senate, 6 , Durkin, Jim--State House, 82 , Harris, Gregory--State House, 13 , Wehrli, Grant--State House, 41

    While most House Republicans voted in favor of a resolution creating an ethics reform commission, w...   read more >

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  • Friday, November 15, 2019
    SIU announces sole applicant for provost position, interview date
    Education--Higher (37)
    Meera Komarraju has been announced as the sole applicant and candidate for the position of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at SIU, according to a university press release.

    Komarraju, the current interim provost, will hold forums with constituents on Nov. 19 as part of a day-long interview process.

    A faculty/staf...   read more >

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  • Friday, November 15, 2019
    Counting Chickens Before They’re Hatched: Will Illinois Botch Pension Consolidation?
    Fire Marshal, fire, fire fighters (84) , Governor (44) , Local Government (60) , Pensions (70) , Police (28) Barickman, Jason--State House, 105 , Righter, Dale--State Senate, 55
    Not much more than a month ago, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s task force read more >
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  • Friday, November 15, 2019
    Marijuana trailer bill clarifies allowable public use
    Recreational Marijuana Steans, Heather--State Senate, 7 , Villanueva, Celina--State House, 21

    SPRINGFIELD – A cleanup bill written to ensure a smooth rollout of the legalization of adult-use marijuana in January passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on Thursday.

    Sen. Heather Steans, a Chicago Democrat who sponsored both the original legalization bill and the follow-up Senate Bill 1557 in the Senate, made clear that public consumption of cannabis will be all...   read more >

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  • Friday, November 15, 2019
    Tobacco bills’ progress in veto session appear stalled
    Tobacco, Smoking Ban, E-Cigarettes Bush, Melinda--State Senate, 31 , Cullerton, John--State Senate, 6 , Link, Terry--State Senate, 30

    Just one day left in veto session to OK bans on public vaping, flavored vape products

    One bill would loop electronic cigarettes into the Smoke Free Illinois Ac...   read more >

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