March 04, 2013

Quinn Vetoes 2011 Gaming Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a piece of old gambling legislation that would have added five new casinos, including one in Danville, and more slot machines.


March 01, 2013

Illinois House OKs Cell Phone Ban While Driving

The Illinois House has approved a measure that would prohibit using cell phones while driving.  The 64-46 vote Friday moves the bill to the state Senate for consideration.


March 01, 2013

Obama:  ‘We Will Get Through This’

Washington sure isn't making it easy" for the American people and the American economy, President Obama told reporters late Friday morning as he and other lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert $85 billion worth of automatic "sequester" spending cuts due to start at the end of the day Friday.


California same-sex couple gets married
(Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
March 01, 2013

Administration Asks Supreme Court To End Calif. Gay-Marriage Ban

The Obama administration has filed a friend of the court brief urging the United States Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on gay marriage. The government is arguing that the state's ban on gay marriage should be struck down as a denial of "equal protection under the law," but it does not call for the abolition of all state bans on same-sex marriage.


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