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Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns

Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns

A bill making its way through the Illinois Senate would prevent any presidential or vice-presidential candidate from appearing on state election ballots if they do not release their previous five years of tax return documents. The Executive Committee passed state Sen. Tony Munoz’s Senate Bill 145 on a 13-4 partisan-line vote Wednesday after a brief discussion as to whether the bill runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers ‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers

‘Right to garden’ bill to challenge home rule powers

A three-year fight between an Elmhurst homeowner and the city’s government made its way to the Illinois Senate Wednesday as the local government committee mulled a statewide solution to the underlying dispute. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tom Cullerton of Villa Park, Senate Bill 1675 would allow Illinoisans, no matter in what municipality they reside, to construct temporary structures...
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