Tag Archives: Illinois

Illinois Expands Background Checks

I’m not sure why this hasn’t received more attention today. (Reuters) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said … Continue reading
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Illinois About To Give The Go Ahead To Fracking

This is just insane: The Illinois House [and Senate] overwhelmingly approved a plan Thursday that would regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in the state, hoping to kick-start an industry that proponents say could bring thousands of jobs to economically … Continue reading
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The Coburn Show

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, under a new law passed this week Illinois public schools will be required to provide information on birth control in sex-education classes. Abstinence-only education will be prohibited. Have a good 3-day Memorial Day … Continue reading
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Illinois Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

I’m kind of surprised this happened: SPRINGFIELD-The idea of Illinoisans turning to pot to treat severe illnesses moved closer to reality Friday after the Illinois Senate approved the medicinal use of marijuana over GOP objections it would encourage more serious … Continue reading
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Progress

Good news — the Illinois State Senate voted to approve same-sex marriage today by a margin of 34 to 21. From the Associated Press February 14, 2013 ( SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) — Illinois moved closer Thursday to becoming the 10th state … Continue reading
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A Serious Plan

Artist – Pat Bagley You can view the results from today’s Illinois republican primary here. The traveling Panderwagon will be moving to Louisiana tomorrow.

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