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On Wednesday, July 1, the Illinois Senate passed a one-month temporary budget by a vote 37-0. View an interactive graphic of how each senator voted.

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Plastic bag ban, pedicab drivers, digital billboards, and more, Paris Schutz has the latest on a flurry of activity by the Chicago City Council today. 

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Voter turnout in Chicago is expected to be around 16 percent for the March Primary Election, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. The low turnout benefited the debut of electronic poll books in Chicago's precincts. Read an article.

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The Illinois House voted against Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory veto of concealed carry legislation, 77-31. See how House members voted in our interactive graphic.

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The Chicago School Board voted to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program in the largest shutdown in U.S. history.

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John Cullerton’s pension bill passes in the Illinois Senate and now moves on to the House. We break down the latest news from Springfield.

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The Illinois Senate approved President John Cullerton's pension reform deal by 40-16. See how Senate members voted in our interactive graphic.

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The Illinois House approved House Speaker Michael Madigan's pension reform deal. See how House members voted in our interactive graphic.

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View our interactive graphic to see how Illinois Senate members voted on pension bill SB0001.

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Utility giant ComEd's first female president talks about the company's future plans to keep customers out of the dark.

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At last, Illinois lawmakers voted Tuesday to give CME and Sears $100 million in combined tax breaks, as well as substantial tax breaks to the working poor.

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