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Chicago Tribune
Level with us, Mayor EmanuelMayor Rahm Emanuel announced this week the city will host three town hall meeti
Level with us, Mayor Emanuel
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced this week the city will host three town hall meetings to gather ideas on solving the latest budget crisis. How about we cut to the chase instead: Just tell Chicago taxpayers what we're going to owe. What will it take to... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Lincoln's Challenge going forth, but building project still stalledRANTOUL — Life goes on at Rantoul's Lincoln's Challenge Academy — even if the I
Lincoln's Challenge going forth, but building project still stalled
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
RANTOUL — Life goes on at Rantoul's Lincoln's Challenge Academy — even if the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner can't agree on a budget. While cadets and staff go about their tasks of drills and learning, however, activity at the new... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois UniversityOn Friday, Rauner cited balance-of-power concerns in his decision to reject leg
Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois University
Northwest Herald / Posted 4 days ago
On Friday, Rauner cited balance-of-power concerns in his decision to reject legislation that would have given two students full voting power on the university's Board of Trustees. Those students, one from the Carbondale campus and another from the... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois UniversityOn Friday, Rauner cited balance-of-power concerns in his decision to reject leg
Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois University
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
On Friday, Rauner cited balance-of-power concerns in his decision to reject legislation that would have given two students full voting power on the university’s Board of Trustees. Those students, one from the Carbondale campus and another from the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois UniversityOn Friday, Rauner cited balance-of-power concerns in his decision to reject leg
Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois University
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
On Friday, Rauner cited balance-of-power concerns in his decision to reject legislation that would have given two students full voting power on the university’s Board of Trustees. Those students, one from the Carbondale campus and another from the... Read more
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Business Wire
Exelon Just Won $653 Million Through PJM Capacity Auction – BEST Coalition Asks Why It Continues To Seek An Illinois BailoutCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Friday, August 21, Exelon’s Illinois nuclear fleet
Exelon Just Won $653 Million Through PJM Capacity Auction – BEST Coalition Asks Why It Continues To Seek An Illinois Bailout
Business Wire / Posted 5 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Friday, August 21, Exelon’s Illinois nuclear fleet won $653 million per year for the June 2018-May-2019 period from the capacity auction held by regional grid operator PJM. These results are more than $400 million higher... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Secretary of State Jesse White not running for re-electionCHICAGO — After a record-breaking five terms as Illinois Secretary of State Jes
Secretary of State Jesse White not running for re-election
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
CHICAGO — After a record-breaking five terms as Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced today he will not run for re-election. White was first elected Secretary of State in 1998. He will continue to work with the Jesse White Tumbling Team... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Veto the privacy billIt is no secret that websites and mobile apps collect abundant information abou
Veto the privacy bill
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
It is no secret that websites and mobile apps collect abundant information about users, far more than necessary to provide the services people expect. Mostly, they use the big data harmlessly to tailor ads and personalized services. Sometimes,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner open to schools paying more for teacher pensionsGov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's open to suburban school districts paying mo
Rauner open to schools paying more for teacher pensions
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's open to suburban school districts paying more of the share of teachers' pension costs if the move is paired with some of his anti-union proposals. In past years, top Illinois Democrats have proposed trying to ease... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Let Rauner's veto standIf Springfield's political soap opera takes a melodramatic turn, the Illinois S
Let Rauner's veto stand
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
If Springfield's political soap opera takes a melodramatic turn, the Illinois Senate on Wednesday will consider whether to override one of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes. Senators should not override — it was a bad bill that deserved the veto pen. But... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Letter to the Editor: Let's raise our voicesHome is where we should be able to prosper and feel safe. Home is where I am mo
Letter to the Editor: Let's raise our voices
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
Home is where we should be able to prosper and feel safe. Home is where I am most comfortable and the spot that I am most likely to defend to my death. Illinois is my home, and – for most of you reading this – Illinois is your home, too. Now I ask... Read more
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NBC Chicago
IDOC: Personal Data of 1,000 Employees ReleasedMore than 1,000 Social Security numbers belonging to Illinois Department of Cor
IDOC: Personal Data of 1,000 Employees Released
NBC Chicago / Posted 14 days ago
More than 1,000 Social Security numbers belonging to Illinois Department of Corrections employees were inadvertently released in a response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The affected employees work at the Lawrence and Dixon correctional... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
How bad are Chicago pensions? The worst in the nationThe city of Chicago is the local government most burdened by unfunded retiremen
How bad are Chicago pensions? The worst in the nation
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
The city of Chicago is the local government most burdened by unfunded retirement plans in the nation, with a pension debt that's more than eight times annual revenues, according to a new study by Moody's Investors Service. The city's unfunded... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOGov. Rauner signs lawmakers' rejected pay hikeGov. Rauner signs lawmakers' reje
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
Gov. Rauner signs lawmakers' rejected pay hikeGov. Rauner signs lawmakers' rejected pay hike Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law barring Illinois lawmakers from receiving a pay raise this year.More >> Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law barring... Read more
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My Suburban Life
Quigley: Choose DuPage making a differenceAs our County’s Economic Development Alliance, Choose DuPage’s mission is to:
Quigley: Choose DuPage making a difference
My Suburban Life / Posted 16 days ago
As our County’s Economic Development Alliance, Choose DuPage’s mission is to: • Support local municipal economic development initiatives; • Grow, retain and attract businesses; and • Address policy issues critical to the needs of business. In... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Local educators and families call for school-friendly budgetWhile the Illinois General Assembly has approved some funding for education, lo
Local educators and families call for school-friendly budget
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 16 days ago
While the Illinois General Assembly has approved some funding for education, local educators and families say there's still a gap in support services for students. A group gathered at Harlem School District this morning with local social service... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
New law in Illinois protects first respondersAnyone who assaults first responders in Illinois will face tougher sentences un
New law in Illinois protects first responders
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 19 days ago
Anyone who assaults first responders in Illinois will face tougher sentences under a new law backed by State Representative Brandon Phelps of Harrisburg. The new measure upgrades the penalty for assaulting a firefighter or emergency medical... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Springfield moves to get McPier bondholders out of budget fightRepublicans and Democrats in Springfield can apparently agree on one thing — ge
Springfield moves to get McPier bondholders out of budget fight
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 19 days ago
Republicans and Democrats in Springfield can apparently agree on one thing — getting McPier out of the middle of the battle over the state budget. A bill, sponsored by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and backed by some Republicans, would... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Landlords' tax breakBy CU-CitizenAccess.org Champaign County landlords are reaping more than $20 m
Landlords' tax break
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
By CU-CitizenAccess.org Champaign County landlords are reaping more than $20 million in tax exemptions a year by taking advantage of a loosely written state law and an interpretation of that law by the county supervisor of assessments. The law,... Read more
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Forbes
Illinois' Population And AGI Continue To Plummet Under Democratic LegislatureThe sweet smell of success won’t waft through Deerfield, Illinois, much longer.
Illinois' Population And AGI Continue To Plummet Under Democratic Legislature
Forbes / Posted 21 days ago
The sweet smell of success won’t waft through Deerfield, Illinois, much longer. Mondelez International, maker of beloved cookie brands Chips Ahoy and Oreo, recently announced plans to lay off 600 workers at its Illinois headquarters. Plus, Mondelez... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rahm Emanuel: Clean energy, clean jobs for ChicagoThroughout my years in public service, I have believed that protecting our envi
Rahm Emanuel: Clean energy, clean jobs for Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 23 days ago
Throughout my years in public service, I have believed that protecting our environment is not just our responsibility to our children, it's also a smart investment in our economic future. Recently, President Barack Obama released the final version... Read more
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Daily Herald
St. Charles aldermen now allow drive-through liquor salesIt wasn't shock and awe for Peter Bogle when he learned St. Charles aldermen vo
St. Charles aldermen now allow drive-through liquor sales
Daily Herald / Posted 24 days ago
It wasn't shock and awe for Peter Bogle when he learned St. Charles aldermen voted to permit drive-through liquor sales in the city this week. It was more like shock and irritation, the feelings of missed opportunity. Those are the kinds of feelings... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Top HeadlinesDixon man pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire chargeDixon man pleads not guilt
Top Headlines
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 25 days ago
Dixon man pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire chargeDixon man pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire charge A Dixon man jailed on drug and weapons charges has pleaded not guilty to trying to hire a fellow inmate to kill five people.More >> A Dixon... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
McPier bondholders caught in state budget fightInvestors who hold more than $3 billion in McPier bonds are caught in the middl
McPier bondholders caught in state budget fight
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 25 days ago
Investors who hold more than $3 billion in McPier bonds are caught in the middle of the ongoing budget battle in Springfield between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic leaders of the Illinois General Assembly. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
McCarthy talks gun violence with law enforcement leaders in D.C.Chicago is just one of several major cities dealing with a spike in violence.
McCarthy talks gun violence with law enforcement leaders in D.C.
FOX News Chicago / Posted 26 days ago
Chicago is just one of several major cities dealing with a spike in violence. The concern is so great that mayors and police chiefs gathered for a summit on violence Monday at the nation’s capital. It comes on the heels of yet another brutal... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOGolf outing raises money to prevent law enforcement suicidesGolf outing raises
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 26 days ago
Golf outing raises money to prevent law enforcement suicidesGolf outing raises money to prevent law enforcement suicides Keeping a memory alive and helping others, that's what the family of a Rockford law enforcement veteran is trying to do.More... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois Clean Jobs Bill introduced to General AssemblyThe Illinois Environmental Council says its Clean Jobs Bill that has been intro
Illinois Clean Jobs Bill introduced to General Assembly
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 26 days ago
The Illinois Environmental Council says its Clean Jobs Bill that has been introduced to the Illinois General Assembly complies with the Obama Administration's clean power proposal. President Obama made a pitch for the U.S. to play an important role... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budgetMayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budge
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budget
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budget he soon will unveil, but in reality the deficit in city finances over the next year could approach $1 billion, depending on what happens with his bill in Springfield to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budgetMayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budge
Emanuel sees $426 million hole in 2016 city budget
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a hole of at least $426 million in the 2016 city budget he soon will unveil, but in reality the deficit in city finances over the next year could approach $1 billion, depending on what happens with a bill in Springfield for... Read more
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