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2015/05/24 11:47
2015/05/24 11:47
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Missouri legislators wrapped up their spring session a little more than a week ago, and Illinois lawmakers are set to complete theirs in a week. Neither General Assembly has had a particularly good...
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2015/05/21 21:50
2015/05/21 21:50
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SPRINGFIELD — Will taxing millionaires in Illinois help education or chase away job creators? According to State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon), it will do too much of the latter — without...
2015/05/20 19:13
2015/05/20 19:13
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The Illinois General Assembly needs to pass a strengthened version of a pending bill that would privatize some of the state's economic development functions. By creating a private nonprofit to...
2015/05/19 21:13
2015/05/19 21:13
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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has a big "ask" of the Illinois General Assembly: Pass a pension reform bill. Yes, it feels like Preckwinkle is a little late to the party. She tried...
2015/05/18 19:25
2015/05/18 19:25
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Tamms prison in southern Illinois remains closed after former Gov. Pat Quinn shut it and dozens of other state facilities to slash the budget. Meanwhile, the state's inmate population is at around...
2015/05/15 20:12
2015/05/15 20:12
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Fitch Ratings has lowered its credit grade on Chicago by one notch but is keeping the city above junk bond status. The company reduced its rating to BBB+ from A-, citing “uncertainty regarding the...
2015/05/15 12:40
2015/05/15 12:40
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One successful compromise and proven solution that is now in its fifth year of operation is the website www.publicnoticeillinois.com. PNI is a centralized, aggregated website for all public notices...
2015/05/15 07:11
2015/05/15 07:11
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The mailings prompted state Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Lisle, to propose a bill prohibiting local government bodies from sending out "promotional" materials before an election. The bill is being...
2015/05/15 05:42
2015/05/15 05:42
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NewsCEP teach-in discusses equitable policing beyond increased transparency“It’s as much about addressing how violent the police are as it is about blackness being synonymous with criminality, or...
2015/05/15 02:10
2015/05/15 02:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A proposed law that could save a college student's life is now in the hands of the Governor. If approved, students could fill out a release of information form to give parents...
2015/05/15 00:08
2015/05/15 00:08
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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A new proposal moving through the Illinois General Assembly could do away with snow days. Probably the last thing you want to hear right now is the word snow. But we all remember...
2015/05/14 23:40
2015/05/14 23:40
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Metra riders anxious to get their fingers working on a smartphone ticket app will need to wait until fall. Planners said there are a lot of intricacies still to work out with the technology that...
2015/05/14 19:39
2015/05/14 19:39
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With a $6.2 billion shortfall, the Illinois General Assembly is facing the need for extreme cutbacks, drastic tax increases or a combination of the two. Just last week, the Illinois Supreme Court...
2015/05/13 02:40
2015/05/13 02:40
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Democrats Tuesday called a proposal to freeze property taxes "terrible" and "awful" but voted for it anyway to set up a showdown on the Illinois House floor in the coming weeks. Gov. Bruce Rauner has...
2015/05/12 22:28
2015/05/12 22:28
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Area officials watching state budget talks wary of cuts Posted May 12, 2015 at 4:29 PM State budget talks continue to heat up as the Illinois General Assembly heads into its last few weeks of...
2015/05/12 11:26
2015/05/12 11:26
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With each new session of the Illinois General Assembly, local government lobbyists – whose paychecks are funded largely by your tax dollars – repeatedly push bills to eliminate public notices or...
2015/05/12 04:08
2015/05/12 04:08
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Unless Illinois raises taxes, the decision likely means the university will receive less money, said Carl Campbell�III, an economics professor at�NIU. The Supreme Court’s ruling dealt with a lawsuit...
2015/05/11 21:13
2015/05/11 21:13
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2015/05/09 02:13
2015/05/09 02:13
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A source told FOX 32 News that the Chicago Public School District could run out of money during the next school year. Governor Bruce Rauner's fix is to make it possible for CPS to file for...
2015/05/06 23:50
2015/05/06 23:50
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ALTON — City officials discussed the draft, FY 2015-16 budget for two hours Tuesday night, eliminating none of its $1.8 million deficit — instead adding a part-time clerk at $13,000 salary. “We face...
2015/05/24 11:47
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