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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois district remapping amendment to state Constitution faces court testaway from their lawmakers would dilute minority voting strength in Springfield
Illinois district remapping amendment to state Constitution faces court test
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 16 minutes ago
away from their lawmakers would dilute minority voting strength in Springfield and, ultimately, Washington, since the Illinois General Assembly draws the lines of congressional districts. For instance, the Chicago Teachers Union last week... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?the people of the 25th District since 1979. In 1997, she became the first femal
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 22 hours ago
the people of the 25th District since 1979. In 1997, she became the first female Majority Leader in the history of the Illinois General Assembly. As the second ranking House official, Barbara works closely with colleagues from both parties and... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
WIAAA being forced to closeBarack Obama for all Area Agencies on Aging in the U.S. However, these funds ca
WIAAA being forced to close
Bureau County Republican / Posted 23 hours ago
Barack Obama for all Area Agencies on Aging in the U.S. However, these funds cannot be released to the WIAAA until the Illinois General Assembly passes legislation to release these funds and Gov. Bruce Rauner signs the bill. “We had hoped they... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging to close temporarily on Sept. 2funds dispersed to the state’s human service agencies for the 2016 fiscal year
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging to close temporarily on Sept. 2
McDonough County Voice / Posted 3 days ago
funds dispersed to the state’s human service agencies for the 2016 fiscal year were given appropriation authority by the Illinois General Assembly, the 2017 fiscal year federal funds have not been appropriated. Which means that until legislators... Read more
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NBC Chicago
CTU Rallies for Long-Term Funding Solutionschools,” CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said in a statement. “Educators chos
CTU Rallies for Long-Term Funding Solution
NBC Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
schools,” CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said in a statement. “Educators chose to strike to illustrate the lack of political will in city hall, the Illinois General Assembly and the governor’s mansion to stand up for 300,000-plus school child... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Hadiya Pendleton's mom gets it right: Not enough has changed in violent Chicagoare easier to find in some Chicago neighborhoods than a good grocery store. Of
Hadiya Pendleton's mom gets it right: Not enough has changed in violent Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
are easier to find in some Chicago neighborhoods than a good grocery store. Of course, that would require members of the Illinois General Assembly to have more guts than members of the United States Senate, which shortly after that City Club... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
- Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago Businessto clear the way for state-level bills banning certain assault weapons. Of cour
- Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
to clear the way for state-level bills banning certain assault weapons. Of course, that would require members of the Illinois General Assembly to have more guts than members of the United States Senate, which shortly after that City Club... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Schools out, protests in: Teachers promise Loop marchesand an extra property tax on neighborhoods with good schools or relatively high
Schools out, protests in: Teachers promise Loop marches
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
and an extra property tax on neighborhoods with good schools or relatively high incomes—rather than wait for the stalemated Illinois General Assembly to come across with more aid. To make its point, the union said members will picket not only at... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois Democrats are dreadful, but the alternative is far worsegovernment” interventions are needed to smooth out the roller-coaster ride of f
Illinois Democrats are dreadful, but the alternative is far worse
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
government” interventions are needed to smooth out the roller-coaster ride of free-market capitalism. Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly led the way in abolishing capital punishment, offering legal sanction to same-sex relationships,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Pat Quinn's new hobby: Reforming Chicagoare for, right? Recently, though, we've supported efforts to pass a constitutio
Pat Quinn's new hobby: Reforming Chicago
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
are for, right? Recently, though, we've supported efforts to pass a constitutional amendment to set term limits for the Illinois General Assembly because grotesquely gerrymandered legislative maps make it next to impossible to oust a sitting... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Racking up the debtthan the state expects to take in this year. Anyone who has ever balanced a per
Racking up the debt
SaukValley.com / Posted 12 days ago
than the state expects to take in this year. Anyone who has ever balanced a personal checkbook knows that your expenses can’t be greater than your deposits. But apparently, some folks in the Illinois General Assembly haven’t figured that o... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Time for Friends of the Parks to play it straight on Lucas Museumeven though the Lucas plan has been approved by elected leaders such as Emanuel
Time for Friends of the Parks to play it straight on Lucas Museum
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 14 days ago
even though the Lucas plan has been approved by elected leaders such as Emanuel and the City Council, and that the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner have also enacted needed enabling legislation. Question one: Why aren't you... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Miller: Polls have bad news for Illinois Demsfor months, the Democratic House speaker is getting the blame for the yearlong
Miller: Polls have bad news for Illinois Dems
Northwest Herald / Posted 14 days ago
for months, the Democratic House speaker is getting the blame for the yearlong governmental impasse by a huge margin. “The Illinois General Assembly has once again adjourned its spring session without a budget agreement – an ongoing situation that... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Editorial: Make tentative contracts publicahead of the final board vote. Only 1 day ahead, we might add, but it was bette
Editorial: Make tentative contracts public
SaukValley.com / Posted 14 days ago
ahead of the final board vote. Only 1 day ahead, we might add, but it was better than nothing. We renew our call for the Illinois General Assembly to approve legislation, along the lines of a bill backed by state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, in... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Vetoes Bill to Fund Higher Ed., Social ServicesThe bill was previously approved in April by both houses of the Illinois Genera
Rauner Vetoes Bill to Fund Higher Ed., Social Services
NBC Chicago / Posted 17 days ago
The bill was previously approved in April by both houses of the Illinois General Assembly, which are both controlled by Democratic majorities. Rauner called the legislation an “unfunded, empty promise” Friday. “Social service agencies and providers... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
More Illinois voters blame Madigan for government impassefor months, the Democratic House Speaker is getting the blame for the yearlong
More Illinois voters blame Madigan for government impasse
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
for months, the Democratic House Speaker is getting the blame for the yearlong governmental impasse by a huge margin. "The Illinois General Assembly has once again adjourned its spring session without a budget agreement—an ongoing situation that... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Law clears way for drug overdose antidote in schoolsWhen the Illinois General Assembly voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto o
Law clears way for drug overdose antidote in schools
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
When the Illinois General Assembly voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a bill tackling heroin and opiate addiction earlier this month, lawmakers cleared the way for schools to add a new drug to nurses' medicine cabinets: overdose antidote... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Brighter forecast for redistricting reformtest at the state Board of Elections. If you wonder what all this has to do wi
Brighter forecast for redistricting reform
Daily Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
test at the state Board of Elections. If you wonder what all this has to do with you, just look at our unresponsive Illinois General Assembly, record-long budget impasse, financial woes, and dysfunctional state. Redistricting abuse by... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois business leaders urge temporary budget for highway buildingThe Transportation for Illinois Coalition urged the Illinois General Assembly a
Illinois business leaders urge temporary budget for highway building
Northwest Herald / Posted 19 days ago
The Transportation for Illinois Coalition urged the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday to end their dispute and agree on a temporary budget to ensure schools open, government keeps operating — and concrete keeps pouring. The... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Rating Amid Budget Crisisfor teachers, child care workers, and others who serve our most vulnerable. I c
Moody’s Downgrades Illinois’ Credit Rating Amid Budget Crisis
NBC Chicago / Posted 19 days ago
for teachers, child care workers, and others who serve our most vulnerable. I continue to urge Governor Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to put their differences aside and get a budget in place before more people are hurt.” The Moody’s... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Local Editorial: Brighter forecast for remap reformtest at the state Board of Elections. If you wonder what all this has to do wi
Local Editorial: Brighter forecast for remap reform
SaukValley.com / Posted 19 days ago
test at the state Board of Elections. If you wonder what all this has to do with you, just look at our unresponsive Illinois General Assembly, record-long budget impasse, financial woes, and dysfunctional state. Redistricting abuse by... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
State budget battle forces life-saving programs to cut backwork and out of school. And in Austin, with roughly 100,000 residents, the empl
State budget battle forces life-saving programs to cut back
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
work and out of school. And in Austin, with roughly 100,000 residents, the employment rate sits at a staggering 55%. The Illinois General Assembly approved a $700 million spending plan, of which, $19 million could help with summer jobs. But it... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Emanuel: Rauner Sounds Like He's Auditioning to Be Trump's VPtoured the state last week, pushing stopgap measures to fund schools and other
Emanuel: Rauner Sounds Like He's Auditioning to Be Trump's VP
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
toured the state last week, pushing stopgap measures to fund schools and other essential government services after the Illinois General Assembly did not pass a budget plan before the end of the spring legislative session last Tuesday. A group... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Donations have helped, but SIU's Memory and Aging Network faces cutsrelated to the state budget impasse, which is in its 11th month. But because th
Donations have helped, but SIU's Memory and Aging Network faces cuts
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 23 days ago
related to the state budget impasse, which is in its 11th month. But because the impasse has dominated debate in the Illinois General Assembly, a long-term fix to the network’s funding shortage isn’t expected until July 2017 — the beginning... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
The good news on Chicago's underfunded pensionspension liabilities, what has gone unnoticed is an example of local progress, l
The good news on Chicago's underfunded pensions
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 25 days ago
pension liabilities, what has gone unnoticed is an example of local progress, local control and local work. When the Illinois General Assembly rose to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of Chicago's police and fire pension funding bill, it... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Mid-September is 'point of no return' for ClintonExelon announced Thursday that it is following through with the threatened shut
Mid-September is 'point of no return' for Clinton
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
Exelon announced Thursday that it is following through with the threatened shutdown of the plant after the Illinois General Assembly failed to advance legislation that would have allowed it to impose a rate increase on all the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Franks for chairmanswitch over to the Republican side, Madigan is happy to see him go. Franks is
Franks for chairman
Northwest Herald / Posted 25 days ago
switch over to the Republican side, Madigan is happy to see him go. Franks is the last of the true independents in the Illinois General Assembly. He can work with everyone and always has the best interests of the taxpayers as his guiding... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Exelon will close Clinton and Cordova plantsjobs. Exelon says its lost $800-million dollars over the past seven years. The
Exelon will close Clinton and Cordova plants
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 25 days ago
jobs. Exelon says its lost $800-million dollars over the past seven years. The company pushed for financial help from the Illinois General Assembly. When it didn't come through Exelon made the decision to close the plants. Employees were notified... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Exelon to close Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plantsseven years, despite being "two of the best-performing plants," the company sai
Exelon to close Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
seven years, despite being "two of the best-performing plants," the company said in a statement. The move comes after the Illinois General Assembly adjourned earlier this week without acting on the legislation known as the Next Generation Energy... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Tours Illinois, Pushes Stopgap Funding Measurestoured the state Wednesday, pushing stopgap measures to fund schools and other
Rauner Tours Illinois, Pushes Stopgap Funding Measures
NBC Chicago / Posted 26 days ago
toured the state Wednesday, pushing stopgap measures to fund schools and other essential government services after the Illinois General Assembly did not pass a budget plan before the end of the spring legislative session Tuesday. Rauner toured... Read more
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Business Insurance
Lawmakers override Illinois governor's veto on Chicago police, fire pensionsChicago's police and fire pension fund contributions will be reduced in the nea
Lawmakers override Illinois governor's veto on Chicago police, fire pensions
Business Insurance / Posted 27 days ago
Chicago's police and fire pension fund contributions will be reduced in the near term after the Illinois General Assembly overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the measure. The House and Senate voted Monday to override Mr. Rauner's Friday veto of the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pensionHastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois’ General Assembly Retir
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pension
SaukValley.com / Posted 27 days ago
Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois’ General Assembly Retirement System from his service in the Legislature. Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant’s bill introduced Tuesday would revoke pensions for lawmakers who commit a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears Illinois HouseHills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, accordi
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears Illinois House
Northwest Herald / Posted 27 days ago
Hills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, according to a Tuesday news release from the Illinois General Assembly. Recent news reports have indicated the public water systems that have undergone tests have shown... Read more
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Newsmax
Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Revoke Hastert's State PensionAn Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Spea
Illinois Lawmaker Seeks to Revoke Hastert's State Pension
Newsmax / Posted 27 days ago
An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case. Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois' General... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pensionHastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois' General Assembly Retir
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert's state pension
Northwest Herald / Posted 28 days ago
Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois' General Assembly Retirement System from his service in the Legislature. Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant's bill introduced Tuesday would revoke pensions for lawmakers who commit a... Read more
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Business Insurance
Lawmakers override Illinois governor's veto on Chicago police, fire pensionsChicago’s police and fire pension fund contributions will be reduced in the nea
Lawmakers override Illinois governor's veto on Chicago police, fire pensions
Business Insurance / Posted 28 days ago
Chicago’s police and fire pension fund contributions will be reduced in the near term after the Illinois General Assembly overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the measure. The House and Senate voted Monday to override Mr. Rauner’s Friday veto of the... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Illinois bill aims to take away Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded pensionAn Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former US House speake
Illinois bill aims to take away Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded pension
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 28 days ago
An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former US House speaker Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case. Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from Illinois’ General Assembly... Read more
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Salon.com
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert’s state pensionSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take aw
Illinois lawmaker seeks to revoke Hastert’s state pension
Salon.com / Posted 28 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is pushing legislation to take away former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s taxpayer-funded state pension following his conviction in a hush-money case. Hastert receives a $28,000 annual pension from... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears the Illinois HouseHills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, accordi
McSweeney measure seeking state lead level studies clears the Illinois House
Northwest Herald / Posted 28 days ago
Hills, House Joint Resolution 153 cleared the House by a vote of 111-1, according to a Tuesday news release from the Illinois General Assembly. Recent news reports have indicated the public water systems that have undergone tests have showed... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
On and Around Campus: Week of 5/13 – 5/19The Democratic Nominee for 2nd District State Representative will take office i
On and Around Campus: Week of 5/13 – 5/19
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 28 days ago
The Democratic Nominee for 2nd District State Representative will take office in January as the first Asian American in the Illinois general assembly. Mah will discuss her path to public service. The Real Adam Smith 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m.... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Springfield falls through the looking glass“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast
Springfield falls through the looking glass
Northwest Herald / Posted 1 months ago
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” More often than sometimes, the Illinois General Assembly does six head-scratching things before adjourning for the day. That includes Wednesday evening’s approval of... Read more
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Business Wire
Dynegy Announces Illinois Generation Reliability Actjobs, and reliability while we transition to PJM.” Matt Moore, IBEW 51 Busines
Dynegy Announces Illinois Generation Reliability Act
Business Wire / Posted 1 months ago
jobs, and reliability while we transition to PJM.” Matt Moore, IBEW 51 Business Manager -- “I urge the members of the Illinois General Assembly to take up and pass this legislation that would move southern Illinois into PJM and find an interim... Read more

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