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Republicans in the Illinois House are speaking out against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed graduated income tax.

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A new proposal in Illinois aims to reduce the time juveniles spend behind bars before their trial, but some argue it might not be in the best interests of the young people accused of wrongdoing.

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Low-income earners can soon apply to waive their court costs in Illinois.

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Environmental groups want Illinois to produce more clean energy, but the state is already behind on its renewable energy goals.

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Illinois is one step closer to having a $15 minimum wage, after the state Senate approved the legislation by a 39-18 vote Thursday.

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Activists are calling on Illinois to improve transparency in the oil and gas extraction technique known as fracking.

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Employees at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site are still anxious, despite being back at work for a week after the shutdown ended.

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Some women incarcerated in Illinois have not been receiving all the same benefits as their male counterparts.

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Tax season kicks off in Illinois today, and taxpayers may notice some differences in the filing process.

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The Illinois Supreme Court is being asked to settle a fight between two of the state’s environmental regulators. At issue is whether certain waste disposal sites should have to do groundwater testing.

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The Illinois Supreme Court is considering whether Chicago’s regulations on food trucks unfairly stifle competition.

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The site of the 1908 Springfield Race Riot could soon become a National Historic Monument.

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The Illinois Supreme Court is considering whether sending a teenager to prison for 50 years is effectively a life sentence.


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Despite the federal government shutdown, Illinoisans will continue getting food aid through February.

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