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Year

2016

Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation in State Legislatures
Aug. 18, 2016, 4:40 p.m.

<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Daily fantasy sports is a concept that is as tricky to say as it is to understand. &nbsp;It exists in a legal gray area that has remained unregulated for years. &nbsp;Recently, after several scandals that brought widespread public attention, legislators have attempted to define and regulate the practice.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>

2014

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in Illinois
Oct. 27, 2014, 5:33 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a>, giving Illinois voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best&nbsp;political match November 4th. Thirteen congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

2013

A Vote Smart Guide to the "Gang of Eight"
Feb. 28, 2013, 4:27 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Immigration: it's an issue that's been on the minds of a lot of prominent people involved in politics lately. </p>

Primary in Illinois' 2nd District Special Election
Feb. 26, 2013, 5:09 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Six days after Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to the misuse of campaign funds, voters in his long-held district go the polls to begin the process of finding a replacement. </p>

Legislative Wrap-Up: Bullying in Schools
Jan. 25, 2013, 7:05 p.m.

Throughout the past decade there has been a national trend of legislation on bullying.

2012

Love the Work Vote Smart Does? Be a Part of It!
Dec. 1, 2012, 2:47 a.m.

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VoteEasy Tool Launched in Illinois
Oct. 18, 2012, 7:50 p.m.

2011

Congressional Beginnings
Oct. 6, 2011, 10:36 p.m.

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2009

2008

Precious Moments
Feb. 22, 2008, 4 a.m.

Normal to Norman - Blogging from the Bus
Jan. 23, 2008, 4:46 a.m.

2007

Precious Moments
Sept. 7, 2007, 10:08 p.m.

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