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Illinois residents are denied the legal celebration of at least one freedom on July 4, but take their fireworks dollars to every border state to ignore the law.
Revisions to state food safety regulations have forced some local pubs to ditch their toaster ovens.
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois is en route to the highest office in the state.
The Illinois Supreme Court sided with the city of Chicago following a yearslong court battle over some of the nation’s toughest food truck restrictions.
Reining in unnecessary regulations is one way to create new opportunities for job seekers and improve choice for consumers. A bill in the Illinois Senate would help achieve that.
The Jeep Cherokee manufacturer plans to lay off nearly 1,400 workers at its Belvidere, Illinois, facility and invest $4.5 billion in a 6,500-job expansion in Michigan.
New Year brings new laws as the 100thGeneral Assembly ends. Here are a few wins for Illinois taxpayers.
A trade organization is seeking to insulate the restaurant industry from competition in an Illinois Supreme Court battle over Chicago’s food truck regulations.
With lobbyist backing, lawmakers passed a bill in May aimed at driving out competitors for rental car companies. Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected the bill, but lawmakers could revive it during veto session.
Revisions to the state’s smoke detector law include stricter safety standards, which will require many Illinois homes to buy new devices.