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March 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
State Sen. Barack Obama, a former civil rights lawyer, Tuesday defeated six opponents to win the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Obama, 42, rolled up big margins in Chicago and its Cook County suburbs, trouncing his nearest rival, state Comptroller Dan Hynes, who was pinning his hopes on help from powerful city ward leaders. Obama, a Harvard-trained lawyer whose father was a government official in Kenya, had 54% of the vote to 23% for Hynes.
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SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Legislation requiring the NCAA to follow courtroom-style rules when investigating Illinois college athletic programs won final legislative approval in the state Senate. The legislation was sponsored by lawmakers critical of the NCAA's investigation of the basketball program at the University of Illinois for alleged misconduct.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Legislation requiring the NCAA to follow courtroom-style rules when investigating Illinois college athletic programs won final legislative approval in the state Senate. The legislation was sponsored by lawmakers critical of the NCAA's investigation of the basketball program at the University of Illinois for alleged misconduct.
SPORTS
May 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Illinois House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring the NCAA to follow courtroom-style rules when investigating the state's college athletic programs.
NEWS
October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
By one vote, an Illinois House Rules Committee blocked further action on abortion restrictions designed to mirror a Missouri abortion law the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in July. The vote increased the likelihood Illinois lawmakers will not vote on abortion legislation until next year. But anti-abortion forces planned to seek another vote by the committee later this legislative session, which is scheduled to end Nov. 2.
NEWS
July 17, 1989 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
When Todd Sieben was elected a legislator from bedrock conservative southern Illinois three years ago, taking a stand on abortion seemed relatively simple. "I felt I was a pro-life person," he said. "It just seemed like that was where the Republicans were, and I was comfortable there." Sieben also knew the courts were always there to prevent the politicians from going too far. With the U.S.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call it a bailout, but nobody believes that Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson's $34-million plan to aid beleaguered East St. Louis will really solve the city's problems. "I say this is a 10% solution," said Thomas Berkshire, an aide to the governor who helped draft the plan, "but I couldn't tell you what the other 90% is." The city, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, has tottered perpetually on the brink of bankruptcy in recent years.
SPORTS
May 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Illinois House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring the NCAA to follow courtroom-style rules when investigating the state's college athletic programs.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They call it a bailout, but nobody believes that Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson's $34-million plan to aid beleaguered East St. Louis will really solve the city's problems. "I say this is a 10% solution," said Thomas Berkshire, an aide to the governor who helped draft the plan, "but I couldn't tell you what the other 90% is." The city, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, has tottered perpetually on the brink of bankruptcy in recent years.
NEWS
October 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
By one vote, an Illinois House Rules Committee blocked further action on abortion restrictions designed to mirror a Missouri abortion law the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in July. The vote increased the likelihood Illinois lawmakers will not vote on abortion legislation until next year. But anti-abortion forces planned to seek another vote by the committee later this legislative session, which is scheduled to end Nov. 2.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
State Sen. Barack Obama, a former civil rights lawyer, Tuesday defeated six opponents to win the Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Obama, 42, rolled up big margins in Chicago and its Cook County suburbs, trouncing his nearest rival, state Comptroller Dan Hynes, who was pinning his hopes on help from powerful city ward leaders. Obama, a Harvard-trained lawyer whose father was a government official in Kenya, had 54% of the vote to 23% for Hynes.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2011
Several states are considering legislation to collect sales tax on Internet purchases. Three bills have become law so far and one is awaiting a governor's signature. Here's a rundown: Legislation enacted New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island Legislation passed Illinois Legislation pending California, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Mississippi, Vermont Legislation vetoed Hawaii Legislation failed Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin Source: Tax Foundation; National Conference of State Legislatures
NEWS
July 17, 1989 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
When Todd Sieben was elected a legislator from bedrock conservative southern Illinois three years ago, taking a stand on abortion seemed relatively simple. "I felt I was a pro-life person," he said. "It just seemed like that was where the Republicans were, and I was comfortable there." Sieben also knew the courts were always there to prevent the politicians from going too far. With the U.S.
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