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Two Federal Lawsuits Filed To Prevent Closures
Two federal lawsuits are being filed in an effort to prevent closures of more than 50 Chicago public schools. The lawsuits allege the closings violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and Illinois civil rights laws. C-P-S says the planned closures will be a 600-million-dollar cost-cutting move.
Rep. Sandack Withdraws, Cites Same-Sex Marriage
Citing his support for same-sex marriage Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack is withdrawing his candidacy to become the state's G-O-P party chair. Some Illinois Republicans believe Sandack's support for same-sex marriage will prove too controversial should he become party chairman. Sandack said yesterday he felt no pressure to bow out.
Bill Will Allow 17-Year-Olds To Vote In IL Primaries
Illinois residents as young as 17 could vote in state primaries if a new measure is passed. The Illinois Senate sent a bill to Governor Pat Quinn that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in state primaries - but only if they
turn 18 by the November general election. The 17-year-olds would be allowed to vote in person or as an absentee.
IL Second In U.S. In Dog Bite Claims
The state of Illinois is almost the top dog when it comes to people getting bitten by their furry friends. According to the country's largest insurance carrier Illinois is second in the nation in claims for dog bites. Illinois accounted for ten-percent of all of State Farm Insurance's dog bite claims in 2012. California is number-one.
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