The state of Illinois has four new laws that Gov. Pat Quinn says will help crack down on substance abuse.
Quinn signed the following measures into law today:
Springfield, Mo. federal prison officials forcibly medicate Loughner
Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage say prison officials in Springfield, Mo. have resumed forcibly medicating their client with a psychotropic drug.
Updated 1:21 with story from WBEZ.
Reporting from WBEZ's Sam Hudzik used in this report.
A victory today for a public employee union in Illinois.
An arbitrator says Governor Pat Quinn cannot cancel pay raises promised to state workers, but the issue is far from settled.
(Here's a link to the full text of the decision from the arbitrator)
Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky used in this report.
Illinois' 10th casino is open after years of legal and regulatory fights over its gambling license.
The Rivers Casino officially opened Monday in the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines. The license had long been dormant since originally being approved for the city of Rosemont in 1999.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he approves of the way the state's gaming board chose the Des Plaines location.
The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a law that created a $31 billion statewide construction program.
It unanimously rejected arguments that lawmakers improperly mixed together different issues in a single piece of legislation.
The court on Monday said all parts of the law had "a natural and logical connection" to the public works program.
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