Trans fats could soon be illegal in Illinois. The state House of Representatives has voted to ban trans fats in all restaurants before 2013. It would also force schools to throw out some snack foods sold in vending machines.State Rep.
Democrats in Springfield have approved a major tax increase. The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill to raise the income tax by 67 percent. Under the plan, corporate taxes would also go up.Democrats spent days scrambling to retool the package.