Amanda Vinicky

Illinois Statehouse Bureau Chief

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Not Satisfied with Overhaul
2:23 pm
Sun September 1, 2013

Lawmaker Pushing for More Worker Comp Changes

Dwight Kay
Credit Illinois General Assembly website

Illinois is seeing results in changes the state made a couple years ago to its workers compensation system.  But a Republican lawmaker said it's still not enough.

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Jim Durkin
6:42 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Illinois House GOP Gets New Leader

Jim Durkin and Raymond Poe presented a united front after the closed-door caucus meeting.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

After plenty of squabbles, negotiating, and even name-calling, it took less than an hour for House Republicans to elect Representative Jim Durkin of Western Springs as their new leader.

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New Illinois Law
2:22 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Making Publicly Funded Research Available to the Public

The Illinois Capitol building

A new law asks Illinois' public universities to consider making their research available for free, but it does not require it. 

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IDPH Aide Indicted
6:21 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

More Corruption in Illinois Government

James Lewis, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

A one-time top aide in the Illinois Department of Public Health has been indicted for bribery and taking kickbacks.

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State Audit
2:09 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Computers Missing from Illinois Prisons

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois' auditor has found that the state's prison systems have lost 240 computers.

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