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  • Business groups, injured employees weigh in on workers' comp

    SPRINGFIELD – Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state’s workers’ com ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Medical marijuana approved for treating PTSD, osteoarthritis in Ill.

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advis ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO – With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spot ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Solitary confinement ceases for juvenile inmates

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal court agreement severely restricting the use of solitary confinement on juvenile offenders in state lockups will ease the debi ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:03 pm
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