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>>Veto Session Underway Today
(Springfield, IL) -- Session is in full swing in the capital city. Lawmakers are back in Springfield to deal with a couple of important issues including gay marriage, pension reform, and whether the state should give Ag giant ADM more than 20-million dollars to stay in Illinois. The company wants to relocate its headquarters and officials say they've got their eye on a couple different places. They say the incentive will play into where they go but Governor Quinn says he won't support the tax incentive until pension reform passes.
>>Quinn Pushing For Gay Marriage Vote
(Chicago, IL) -- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is stumping for gay marriage today. He'll be in Springfield as thousands of people rally at the capital. The "March on Springfield" is designed to get lawmakers' attention and push them toward a vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage in Illinois.
Support for gay marriage seems to be growing among state reps but House sponsor Greg Harris hasn't said whether he'll call the bill during veto session.
>>Furloughed Workers To Pay Back Unemployment Benefits
(Springfield, IL) -- Federal workers who collected unemployment benefits during the government shutdown are required to pay the money back. State officials say about 580 federal workers in Illinois cashed in on the benefits. Those who refuse to comply risk having the money taken from their tax refunds next year.
>>Iowa State Police targeting out of state drivers
(DesMoines, IA) -- Be careful driving through Iowa. Apparently state troopers there are keen on ticketing people with out of state tags. The "DesMoines Register" reports 86-percent of the 22-thousand traffic warnings and citations issued between 2008 and last year went to people who didn't live in Iowa. One Wisconsin man was clocked going about four miles over the speed limit. He was asked to sit in the squad car and interrogated for about 12 minutes on where he was going and what he'd been doing.
>>Scammers Prey On Fans During World Series
(St. Louis, MO) -- Scammers may be lurking as Cardinals fans look to buy tickets to the World Series games. Bill Smith with the Better Business Bureau says people should be sure to buy from a reputable vendor. And, tickets should be purchased with a credit card, just in case something goes wrong. Smith says the Cardinals reported more than 300 fake tickets appeared during Games Six and Seven of the World Series back in 2011.
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