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Republican lawmaker files bill to reinstate death penalty

Capital punishment will be a “deterrent to violent crime,” he says By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A Republican lawmaker has filed legislation to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois, calling it an “effective tool” to dissuade violent crime. Barrington Hills Rep. David McSweeney first announced his intention to introduce the bill…

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Lawmakers plan to push insulin pricing bill in veto session

$100 cap on 30-day insulin supply will be on the agenda this month By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers will aim to pass a law capping out-of-pocket insulin costs at $100 per one month’s supply when they return for the fall veto session, the bill’s sponsors announced Friday at a Chicago…

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Japanese Business Leaders Convene in Belleville to Discuss Economic Partnership Opportunities

The City of Belleville Friday welcomed honored guests from Japan and the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois to discuss burgeoning economic opportunities between the region and the country of Japan. Mayor Mark Eckert welcomed guests including representatives from the Consul of Economic Affairs for the Consulate General of Japan, Keidanren USA – the Japanese Business…

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SILC Provide $5,000 Donation to The Red Porch

Community Link, in partnership with Southern Illinois Living Centers, anticipate a fall opening for The Red Porch café at 301 East Hanover in New Baden. The Red Porch, with the mission to Brew Good. Do Good., will focus on three areas:  Café. Community. Connect. Café—The Red Porch will offer espresso drinks, coffee, The Republic of…

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