Bill would halt taxpayer-funded abortion

Bill would halt taxpayer-funded abortion By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Illinois state Rep. Peter Breen speaks on the House floor on May 24, 2017. File image courtesy of BlueRoomStream ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A bill has been filed that would remove the taxpayer funding of elective abortions that was included in a controversial measure …

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Soda Tax in Cook

  On Oct. 11, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to repeal the notorious sweetened beverage tax. Fifteen of the 17 commissioners voted in favor of the repeal, providing enough support to thwart a possible veto of the ordinance. Shoppers will no longer have to pay the penny-per-ounce tax starting Dec. 1. For months, …

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OP State Rep: “We’re all free agents now.”

OP State Rep: “We’re all free agents now.” By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Illinois State Capitol Yinan Chen | Wikimedia Commons ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK With the fall veto session weeks away, Gov. Bruce Rauner says he hopes the Republican caucus “stays strong,” allowing his vetoes to withstand attempts by Democrats to override. Angry …

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