By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Why is Springfield’s #MeToo movement against sexual harassment still in the dark? The Ethics Commission, some say

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Anti-sexual harassment advocates, workplace harassment lawyers, even lawmakers themselves say stories of a rampant sexism and harassment culture under the dome in Springfield More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Republican sponsor of Ill. bump stock ban insulted bill remains in committee

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The Democrat-controlled Illinois legislature passed up an opportunity to approve a bipartisan and gun-rights group-supported bill to ban a controversial firearm add-on, More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Congressional Dems propose taxpayer-funded private pension bailout

  SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Congressional Democrats want a Federal bailout of private sector pensions. An expert thinks that states like Illinois, with hundreds of billions of More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Opioid overdoses killed more people in Illinois than car crashes in 2016

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Opioid overdoses in Illinois killed nearly twice as many people as car crashes last year, but public health officials and addiction specialists say most people either More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Illinois’ teacher shortage starts at college

NORMAL (Illinois News Network) — The shortage of teachers in Illinois’ high schools and elementary schools has its roots in the state’s colleges and universities. The evidence of Illinois’ More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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McCaleb: Legislators break into song and dance when real fix is needed

(Illinois News Network) — I’ve been called many things, but handy isn’t one of them. When something around the house breaks, I usually take a look at the problem, dig through my toolbox, look More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol ‘puts fox in charge of henhouse’

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Lawmakers passed bills, took classes and made endorsed statements saying the culture of sexual harassment in Springfield was on its way to finally being addressed. But More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Illinois hospitals, doctors getting big payday from state, but ‘unpaid bills’ problem remains

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, and pharmacies across Illinois are in line for a huge payday this week. The state of Illinois is finally paying off about $9 More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Lawmakers are done for 2017. Will they get anything done in 2018?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers wrapped up veto session last week and aren’t expected back in Springfield until late January, when some want the focus on economic and spending reforms. The More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Decatur manufacturer supports Rauner push to lower income and property tax burden

DECATUR (Illinois News Network) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to lower the state’s income tax, and one central Illinois manufacturer says that will help. Kicking off a statewide campaign swing Monday More...

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