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Bill will let undocumented Illinoisans drive

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared he would sign into law a bill that would grant three-year state driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants .

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Gay marriage backers put the spotlight on Illinois

"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"

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Clergy: "Reject grand bargain, tax the rich"

Federal budget cuts will devastate social programs, "plunge communities into ruin and destruction, and cost lives."

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Outsourced Bain workers in standoff with trucks

Outsourced Bain workers began a standoff with trucks sent in to remove equipment from their plant. Residents of the town began arriving this afternoon to join workers who were blocking the loading dock.

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Are Asian American voters being ignored?

A poll of Asian Americans revealed that neither Democrats nor Republicans are doing much to tap into one of the fastest growing populations.

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Protests call for "Robin Hood" tax to fund jobs, education

Chicagoans rally for redistribution of TIF money and a stock transaction tax to fund jobs creation, schools, libraries and clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opposition grows to Emanuel’s attack on free speech, assembly

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a firestorm by introducing new city ordinances that many say will have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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Sidewalk "chalk" protest for unemployment benefits becomes a crime

When Occupy Springfield protesters chalked slogans on the sidewalk in front of GOP Congressman Aaron Schock's district office, it suddenly became a crime.

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Eight minutes when the people of Illinois owned their Capitol (with video)

Occupy Springfield used the "People's Mic" to make a statement about corporate "terrorism" at the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 9.

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Journey by bus to a state capital: A firsthand account

It was six in the morning of Oct. 26 and two busloads of motivated Chicago teachers and friends  were on their way to Springfield to rally and lobby to protect their pensions.

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