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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 19, 2013

Retiree Health Insurance Lawsuit Dismissed

By Amanda Vinicky, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A Sangamon County judge has upheld a new Illinois law that requires state employees to pay for their health insurance upon retirement, but the issue is not settled for good.

Categories: Economics, Government, Health, Law





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 15, 2013

50 Years After Key Case, Problems Defending The Poor Persist

By Carrie Johnson

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Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in which the justices unanimously ruled that defendants facing substantial jail time deserved legal representation in state courts, even if they couldn't afford to pay for it.

Categories: History, Law


AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 13, 2013

Illinois Governor Wants Appeal of Concealed Carry Ruling

By The Associated Press

Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he wants the Illinois attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's last-in-the-nation concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, a move that would take it before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Categories: Government, Law, Politics

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2013

Senate Panel OKs Dems Gun Background Check Bill

By The Associated Press

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A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved a Democratic bill Tuesday expanding required federal background checks to nearly all gun purchases, giving President Barack Obama an early victory on curbing gun violence in a fight that still faces difficult odds.

Categories: Law, Politics

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