Illinois lawmaker proposes voter tax credit

State Senator Ram Villivalam, D-Chicago, talks about his bill to give a tax credit to voters. (Greg Bishop/Illinois News Network photo) SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — An Illinois lawmaker is proposing a $25 tax credit for voters. Freshman state Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) has introduced legislation that would give a $25 state tax credit for anyone who…

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Two Parkland shooting survivors die in apparent suicides

Two survivors of the shooting died this month in apparent suicides, authorities said. (Gary Rothstein/UPI file photo) PARKLAND, Fla. (UPI) — Two survivors of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last year died in possible suicides this week, local authorities said. Investigators told the Miami Herald that a current Stoneman…

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Illinois lawmakers ponder merger of local police and fire pension funds

Brad Cole, right, executive director of the Illinois Municipal League, testifies in favor of consolidating the state’s police and firefighter pension funds. With him are Mount Pleasant Mayor Arlene Juracek and Peoria Republican Rep. Ryan Spain. (Peter Hancock/Capital News Illinois photo) SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Illinois lawmakers heard from municipal officials Thursday on the idea…

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Oakland Raiders sign Glennon, Riley

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Mike Glennon (8) signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders on Friday. He spent 2017 with the Bears and played with the Arizona Cardinals last season. (Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI file photo) OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) — The Oakland Raiders signed unrestricted free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon and former New York Giants safety Curtis Riley,…

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Stormy Daniels protests Illinois legislation calling for a ‘pole tax’ on strip clubs

Adult film star Stormy Daniels reads a statement, protesting the Illinois surcharge on live adult entertainment centers, beneath the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the state Capitol, Friday, March 22, 2019 in Springfield, Ill. The actress famous for her alleged affair with Donald Trump before he became president read a two-minute statement before she was…

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Rix Quinn’s Minute Story: Moving day

Many of us consider moving days stressful. Moves scared me so much I bought a book on getting organized…but then I lost it. But here’s what I remember about changing locations. First, throw away stuff you don’t need, like old gum wrappers, telephone books before 1999 and dead bugs. Keep important things like the TV,…

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