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Gov. Pat Quinn Vetoes Illinois Coal Gasification Plant Bills

(Springfield, IL) – March 14, 2011. With no fanfare, Governor Pat Quinn today quietly vetoed two controversial bills that aimed to give state backing to the construction of two coal gasification plants in Illinois, one in downstate Jefferson County and the other in Cook County’s Calumet City, that backers claimed would generate thousands of new jobs. Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Dan Rutherford Blames Alexi Giannoulias, Robin Kelly on Task Force Launch Delay

(Springfield, IL) – April 26, 2010. State Senator Dan Rutherford (R-Chenoa), GOP candidate for Illinois Treasurer, last week charged Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and his chief of staff, Robin Kelly, are using the belated launch of a state task for “political benefit”. “To convene a good purposed task force, two years late, hold taxpayer funded public … Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: Rep Carol Sente Wins House Approval, 90-16, to Ban Child Sex Offender Employment at “Fairs”; Conservatives, Liberals Oppose

(Springfield, IL) – February 18, 2010. The Illinois House yesterday overwhelming approved legislation that would ban child sex offenders from working at local municipal fairs. The bill, House Bill 4675, sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), zoomed through the House, 90-16-6, with bipartisan support. However, the opposition, tiny as it was, was bipartisan, … Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: House Panel Oks Rep Don Moffit Bill to Ban Cigarette Lighters that Resemble “Goofy”, “Smurfs”, “Tinky Winky”, Etc.

(Springfield, IL) — February 16, 2010. From the Department of Your Tax Dollars at Work, an Illinois House panel yesterday approved legislation that would ban the sale of cigarette lighters that resemble “Goofy”, “Smurfs”, “Tinky Winky” and other cartoon characters. Uh, huh. The Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee found time yesterday to approve unanimously, 13-0, … Continue reading »

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