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Special Session May Be A Bust
Lawmakers are back in Springfield today with the hopes of finding some common ground on pension reform. But, the buzz around the capital is that they won’t actually reach a deal. They’re expected to send the issue to a small group of lawmakers in a conference committee to let them hash out the details. The first conference committee hearing could be as early as this Friday and a new vote on pensions is expected sometime next month.
Madigan Gets More Time To Mull Concealed Carry Appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request for more time to consider an appeal of the ruling that struck down the state's ban on concealed weapons. The court has agreed to push the deadline to July 22nd. Governor Quinn has been given until
July 9th to decide whether to sign a concealed carry bill sent to him by the legislature last month. Madigan wanted to wait until Quinn acted before deciding on an appeal because his signature on the bill would make an appeal moot.
Blagojevich Attorney Wants More Time For Appeal
Rod Blagojevich wants more time to file an appeal. His attorney Leonard Goodman says they need an extra nine days to get the motion in, pushing the date back to at least July 3rd. Goodman says he and his colleagues have sifted through more than ten-thousand pages of transcripts and dozens of recorded conversations preparing for a new trial. Blagojevich is serving a 14 year sentence for corruption but maintains his innocence, and says he’ll be vindicated during the appeal.
Smoking Down Among Adults
Fewer Illinoisans are smoking nowadays. A recent study reveals the number of adult smokers has dropped by about three percentage points over the past couple years, down to about 18-percent. Michael Mark, with Helpline Services, says Illinois is right in line with national stats. In fact, he says more than 92-thousand people have called the Tobacco Quit Line since July of last year. Anyone who needs help kicking the habit can call 1-866-Quit-Yes.
Illinoisans Get Chicken Pox At Higher Rates Than Others
People in Illinois get chicken pox at higher rates than many others across the nation. The group “Sickweather” puts the state at number three when it comes to chicken pox cases. Sickweather tracks the cases through social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter. More than 40-percent of the cases are reported during warm-weather months. Chicken pox can lead to other serious diseases if not properly treated.
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