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Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is proposing a new tax on millionaires.

A proposed assault-weapons ban that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced in August with great fanfare has fizzled without discussion in the Senate.

The Senate voted 49-4 Wednesday to override Quinn's amendatory veto that rewrote legislation to prohibit the sale or possession of semi-automatic rifles, high-capacity magazines and .50-caliber guns.    Quinn's action came after a mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater.    

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather information.

The Illinois General Assembly is considering a measure that would bar employers from asking job applicants for their social media passwords.   

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