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Big business greed "holds Illinois hostage"

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group made $951 million in profits on $3 billion in income in 2010. But that's not enough, they are threatening to move out of Illinois unless they get a tax break.

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Couples celebrate new civil union law with "I do"

Chicago hosts a public celebration of the new Illinois civil union law.

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Illinois poised to enact state DREAM Act

The measure will not impose any cost on Illinois taxpayers and could benefit as many as 95,000 immigrant youth.

Illinois House to vote on state DREAM Act

The Illinois version does not include a path to citizenship, but its seen as a move to counter some of the anti-immigrant measures being proposed nationwide.

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Consumers angry about utility rate hike plan

Consumers are urging state lawmakers to vote against a bill that would eliminate the long-standing utility rate review process.

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Immigrant rights get a boost in Illinois

The Illinois Senate passed the Illinois DREAM Act, which would establish a state "Dream" commission to administer privately funded scholarships to as many as 95,000 students of immigrant parents.

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Illinois labor launches campaign to protect pensions

Big business blames public sector workers for the state's $8 billion budget deficit.

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Bill would let religious adoption agencies bar same-sex couples

Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.

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Cop tied to torture goes to jail, but allegations continue

The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.

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Video: South Chicago fights polluting plant

Over a hundred angry demonstrators from Chicago's southeast side rallied at the Illinois state building to protest plans for construction of a coal gasification plant in their neighborhood.

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