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Bundgaard’s complaint dismissed

Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs on Tuesday summarily dismissed the counter-complaint that Sen. Scott Bundgaard, R-Peoria, filed against three members of the ethics committee. “I have reviewed your complaint,” Biggs wrote in a letter to Bundgaard. “... I find that the allegations do not constitute conduct that is unethical under the rules. Therefore, the complaint is dismissed.”

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A New Direction: Cracking down on illegals is losing luster in down economy

With another election season fast approaching, border security remains a priority, but many lawmakers and political insiders say support for local immigration-enforcement measures appears to be waning. The prevailing mood is that lawmakers might not have the appetite to wage emotionally draining battles over illegal immigration at a time when the state faces a more immediate menace — a sagging economy and the loss of 300,000 jobs during the recession.

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