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Illinois House passes bill requiring LGBT content in state-funded textbooks

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a bill requiring public school textbooks purchased with certain state funds be nondiscriminatory and unbiased in their treatment of racial and ethnic minorities, and that they highlight the contributions that LGBT individuals have made to...

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Illinois Senate to vote on “Tobacco 21” today

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is scheduled for a vote in the Illinois Senate today, just 2 days after it successfully passed out of the House. Bill sponsor Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat, said it will be one of the first measures heard...

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WASHINGTON (AP) – An 11th-hour Republican rescue mission to save President Donald Trump from an awkward defeat by the GOP-run Senate on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border seemed to collapse Wednesday. The setback made it likely that defections from his own party will...

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SPRINGFIELD – As part of an effort to rein in the rising cost of prescription drugs in Illinois, Democratic state lawmakers introduced bills Wednesday to impose state regulations on a little-known industry, pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, who negotiate drug prices and benefits on behalf of...

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