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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A new study on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth zeros in on a number of health issues. We hear from one of the authors, and some young people.

Cracking down on the misuse of handicapped parking and a so-called "skin tax" at strip clubs are two of more than 100 new Illinois laws that just kicked in. We tell you about some of the others you should know about.

After four years, the Tribune Co. finally emerges from bankruptcy. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, market reaction to the fiscal cliff deal, and more top business headlines.

Now, What's Next?

In its final hours last night, the 112th Congress passed a carefully orchestrated fiscal cliff deal despite staunch House Republican opposition. We discuss the deeper meaning behind the deal, and the way it came together, with a panel of economists.

The fiscal cliff is averted, but your tax bill will likely go up. We have more on what the deal means for Illinois taxpayers.

The Illinois Senate returns to Springfield for the lame-duck session. We bring you the latest news.