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Chicago Tribune
Who's afraid of a fair map for Illinois?Two sure signs that the fight for a fair legislative map is off to a strong sta
Who's afraid of a fair map for Illinois?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 hours ago
Two sure signs that the fight for a fair legislative map is off to a strong start: Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment have collected more than 263,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot. And the attack mailers are already... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Don't cave to Madigan: Why independent Democrats should put taxpayers firstOn Wednesday, Illinois House members are scheduled to reconvene in Springfield.
Don't cave to Madigan: Why independent Democrats should put taxpayers first
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 hours ago
On Wednesday, Illinois House members are scheduled to reconvene in Springfield. A showdown between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan could unfold over a bill that would imperil the finances of this already debt-ravaged state. Adding... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
FOP Urges Veto OverrideSpringfield – The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is urging the Illino
FOP Urges Veto Override
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 2 days ago
Springfield – The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is urging the Illinois House to override a veto by Governor Rauner involving using arbitration in labor negotiations. The Governor vetoed SB 1229 saying it put special interests ahead of the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Suburban Democrats key in Rauner vs. unions battleLawmakers have set up a potential showdown with Gov. Bruce Rauner over a propos
Suburban Democrats key in Rauner vs. unions battle
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Lawmakers have set up a potential showdown with Gov. Bruce Rauner over a proposal he's called a "direct frontal assault on the taxpayers of Illinois." Suburban Democrats could be key to who wins. If they don't all vote with the Democratic majority... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Guest view: Labor arbitration best tool to protect vital services, resolve state contractsNo one is served by perpetual labor strife, which is why Illinois workers and t
Guest view: Labor arbitration best tool to protect vital services, resolve state contracts
Northwest Herald / Posted 3 days ago
No one is served by perpetual labor strife, which is why Illinois workers and taxpayers need a responsible mechanism to come to an agreement on state contracts so as not to disrupt vital services. That’s why the Illinois House needs to follow the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Rod Blagojevich Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illi
Rod Blagojevich Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 4 days ago
(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois who is serving a 14-year prison term. Personal: Birth date: December 10, 1956 Birth place: Chicago, Illinois Birth name: Rod Blagojevich (has no middle name, uses... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Let's not reject the good in hopes of achieving a perfect Iran dealSupport for Israel has been on the top of my agenda since I was a little boy. I
Let's not reject the good in hopes of achieving a perfect Iran deal
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Support for Israel has been on the top of my agenda since I was a little boy. I have family in Israel. In my earliest time in Congress in the 1960s I was pushing to lift the embargo on selling arms to Israel. I care about Israel's security because it... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Illinois House Wants Motor-Fuel Tax Money to Go to Local GovernmentsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House is considering legislation to free
Illinois House Wants Motor-Fuel Tax Money to Go to Local Governments
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House is considering legislation to free up millions of dollars in fuel-tax revenue owed to local governments. Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie of Chicago introduced the measure Tuesday. It authorizes... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOComptroller: Illinois on pace to rack up $5B deficitComptroller: Illinois on pa
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
Comptroller: Illinois on pace to rack up $5B deficitComptroller: Illinois on pace to rack up $5B deficit Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger's office says required payments by the state are putting it on pace to rack up a $5 billion deficit.More... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
House wants motor-fuel tax money to go to local governmentsThe Illinois House is considering legislation to free up millions of dollars in
House wants motor-fuel tax money to go to local governments
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
The Illinois House is considering legislation to free up millions of dollars in fuel-tax revenue owed to local governments. Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie of Chicago introduced the measure Tuesday. It authorizes releasing $146 million in motor... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
House wants motor-fuel tax money to go to local governmentsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House is considering legislation to free
House wants motor-fuel tax money to go to local governments
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House is considering legislation to free up millions of dollars in fuel-tax revenue owed to local governments. Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie of Chicago introduced the measure Tuesday. It authorizes... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
House wants motor-fuel tax money to go to local governmentsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House is considering legislation to free
House wants motor-fuel tax money to go to local governments
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House is considering legislation to free up millions of dollars in fuel-tax revenue owed to local governments. Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie of Chicago introduced the measure Tuesday. It authorizes... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois House returns, takes up child care legislationSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House arrives in Springfield following a
Illinois House returns, takes up child care legislation
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House arrives in Springfield following a round of political rallies last week which attempted to buoy spirits in a continuing dispute over approval of a state budget. The House on Tuesday will conduct a hearing... Read more
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FOX Illinois
Local Republican Doesn't Regret Veto Vote -Updated: Tuesday, August 25 2015, 09:13 AM CDTMembers of the Illinois House ret
Local Republican Doesn't Regret Veto Vote -
FOX Illinois / Posted 5 days ago
Updated: Tuesday, August 25 2015, 09:13 AM CDTMembers of the Illinois House return to Springfield tomorrow.. This comes after the Senate voted to override Governor Rauner's veto on a bill that would take him out of ongoing union negotiations. Last... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois House returns, takes up child care legislationSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House arrives in Springfield following a
Illinois House returns, takes up child care legislation
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House arrives in Springfield following a round of political rallies last week which attempted to buoy spirits in a continuing dispute over approval of a state budget. The House on Tuesday will conduct a hearing... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois House returns, takes up child care legislationSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House arrives in Springfield following a
Illinois House returns, takes up child care legislation
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House arrives in Springfield following a round of political rallies last week which attempted to buoy spirits in a continuing dispute over approval of a state budget. The House on Tuesday will conduct a hearing... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
22 arrested in senior citizen protest on Mag MileCHICAGO — 22 protesters were arrested today when senior citizens concerned abou
22 arrested in senior citizen protest on Mag Mile
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO — 22 protesters were arrested today when senior citizens concerned about state funding for the elderly blocked North Michigan Avenue. The seniors stopped traffic to draw attention to the state fiscal crisis. They say Governor Bruce Rauner’s... Read more
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Daily Herald
State Rep. Sullivan won't run; another Republican leaps inState Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein won't seek re-election in 2016, he announce
State Rep. Sullivan won't run; another Republican leaps in
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
State Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein won't seek re-election in 2016, he announced today, making him the second suburban Republican incumbent to decide to end his Illinois House career with this term. Sullivan has served in the House since 2003 and is... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEODow Jones industrial average plunges 1,000 points minutes after openingDow Jone
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
Dow Jones industrial average plunges 1,000 points minutes after openingDow Jones industrial average plunges 1,000 points minutes after opening NBC reports that within minutes of being open, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 1,000 points. More... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside dealsA published report says a top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael M
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 6 days ago
A published report says a top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Legislature for funding. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1EOd7GD ) that... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside dealsCHICAGO – The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals
Daily Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
CHICAGO – The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Legislature for funding, according to a published report. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown’s clients... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Madigan Spokesman Has Lucrative Outside DealsThe top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract e
Madigan Spokesman Has Lucrative Outside Deals
NBC Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Legislature for funding, according to a published report. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown's clients include a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside dealsThe top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract e
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Legislature for funding, according to a published report. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown's clients include a... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside dealsCHICAGO (AP) - A published report says a top aide to powerful Illinois House Sp
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A published report says a top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Legislature for funding. The Chicago Sun-Times reports... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside dealsCHICAGO (AP) - A published report says a top aide to powerful Illinois House Sp
Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 7 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - A published report says a top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Legislature for funding. The Chicago Sun-Times reports... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Celebrating the farmers marketWith DeKalb County being largely farmland –�and some of the most fertile farmla
Thumbs-up, thumbs-down: Celebrating the farmers market
Daily Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
With DeKalb County being largely farmland –�and some of the most fertile farmland in the country at that –�it’s important that there be accessible ways for the nonfarming population to access its bounty. Local farmers markets in DeKalb and elsewhere... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Misleading Flyer with Wrong Lawmaker's Picture Lands in Southern Illinois MailboxesMARION -- State Rep. John Bradley couldn't help but laugh Friday evening as he
Misleading Flyer with Wrong Lawmaker's Picture Lands in Southern Illinois Mailboxes
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 9 days ago
MARION -- State Rep. John Bradley couldn't help but laugh Friday evening as he looked over a flyer being mailed to voters in his district. Above his name, it has the wrong picture. Instead the face of Rep. Brandon Phelps appears, another Democrat... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a brok
Can the Khan of Madiganistan be touched in 2016?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
Does Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the powerful political boss of a broken state, have any weak spots? They're not easy to find, hidden by the dragon's impenetrable scales. But yes, you can reach him, through his servants. You can get to him... Read more
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Daily Herald
GOP targeting several suburban state Senate seatsSenate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says ousting a few suburban lawmaker
GOP targeting several suburban state Senate seats
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says ousting a few suburban lawmakers will be priorities as her party tries to loosen Democrats' iron grip on the state Senate in next year's election. "We've got some suburban opportunities both in DuPage... Read more
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Daily Herald
Moeller: Unprecedented 'extreme partisanship' fueling budget morassMalnourished senior citizens, underserved children with autism and underfunded
Moeller: Unprecedented 'extreme partisanship' fueling budget morass
Daily Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Malnourished senior citizens, underserved children with autism and underfunded women's crisis centers are important reasons why the state must overcome its budget impasse, state Rep. Anna Moeller said Wednesday. But an inability to agree on workers'... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Track spending, speak outAs long as you have a smartphone, you can track state spending down to your nei
Track spending, speak out
SaukValley.com / Posted 12 days ago
As long as you have a smartphone, you can track state spending down to your neighborhood. Be prepared, though, because the results aren’t pretty. The political class in Illinois wants you to believe that your voice and vote don’t matter.�It’s... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner says he's staying out of endorsing presidential candidatesNo Republican presidential candidates will get an endorsement from Gov. Bruce R
Rauner says he's staying out of endorsing presidential candidates
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
No Republican presidential candidates will get an endorsement from Gov. Bruce Rauner anytime soon. National hopefuls can benefit from the connections and clout of a local endorsement, but Rauner told reporters today he'll have no part of it. "I am... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Are we finally seeing progress on a budget?And with that, Gov. Bruce Rauner offered Illinois some hope that the state’s bu
Are we finally seeing progress on a budget?
SaukValley.com / Posted 16 days ago
And with that, Gov. Bruce Rauner offered Illinois some hope that the state’s budget standoff could be resolved before Christmas. Not that it will be – but it hints at the kind of compromise needed to establish a workable spending plan. The... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Walker offers self as alternative to Trump to suburban GOPRepublican presidential candidate Scott Walker campaigned in the GOP stronghold
Walker offers self as alternative to Trump to suburban GOP
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker campaigned in the GOP stronghold of DuPage County on Thursday, offering himself as an experienced alternative to front-running Donald Trump and others surging because they express voter anger at... Read more
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Daily Herald
Scott Walker gets early boost from top state RepublicanIllinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs has endorsed Sco
Scott Walker gets early boost from top state Republican
Daily Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs has endorsed Scott Walker for president, giving the badger state governor an early backer with statewide pull here. Durkin, among the first top Republicans in Illinois to back a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Re-election bids could start before budget impasse endsThe ongoing state budget impasse could take an awkward turn in the next few wee
Re-election bids could start before budget impasse ends
Daily Herald / Posted 17 days ago
The ongoing state budget impasse could take an awkward turn in the next few weeks if Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrats don't sort things out. Starting Sept. 1, Illinois candidates of all stripes can start collecting the petition signatures they... Read more
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FOX Illinois
Day 43: Illinois Budget Battle Continues -Updated: Wednesday, August 12 2015, 09:19 PM CDT It was a rocky road to compro
Day 43: Illinois Budget Battle Continues -
FOX Illinois / Posted 18 days ago
Updated: Wednesday, August 12 2015, 09:19 PM CDT It was a rocky road to compromise Wednesday as democrats and republicans sparred over what they consider essential spending amid the budget impasse. The day started with lawmakers attempting to... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEORockford Public Schools plans to hire more kindergarten teachersRockford Public
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WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
Rockford Public Schools plans to hire more kindergarten teachersRockford Public Schools plans to hire more kindergarten teachers Money and teachers. Two things a local school district plans to have more of in the next couple years, but some of these... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
VIDEOThousands of area families struggling to pay for child careThousands of area fa
VIDEO
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
Thousands of area families struggling to pay for child careThousands of area families struggling to pay for child care Thousands of low-income parents planning to get help from the state in paying for child care will have to find the money somewhere... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Illinois House approve federal funding for some social agenciesSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Some good news for local social service agencies awaiting
Illinois House approve federal funding for some social agencies
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Some good news for local social service agencies awaiting federal dollars to fund their programs. After much debate, the Illinois House passed a measure to free up the nearly $5 billion in federal money. The first vote failed... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois House sends federal spending plan without state funding additionDemocrats in the Illinois House relented to Gov. Rauner's requests and sent a f
Illinois House sends federal spending plan without state funding addition
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
Democrats in the Illinois House relented to Gov. Rauner's requests and sent a federal spending plan that doesn't include state money. The measure passed unanimously, and allows social programs to receive federal money despite the lack of a budget... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois House approves spending Billions in federal fundsSPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House has approved spending billions of dollars in f
Illinois House approves spending Billions in federal funds
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House has approved spending billions of dollars in federal funds for social services. The house stripped out state funds and the legislation reflects what was passed by the Senate. Governor Rauner warned he would not sign... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Democrats relent, adopt 'clean' federal-funds billSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Democrats have relented and sent Republ
Democrats relent, adopt 'clean' federal-funds bill
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Democrats have relented and sent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a federal spending plan that doesn't include state dollars. After nearly an hour's debate Wednesday on a measure that frees up federal money... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Democrats relent, adopt 'clean' federal-funds bill(AP) — Illinois House Democrats have backed down and sent Republican Gov. Bruce
Democrats relent, adopt 'clean' federal-funds bill
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 18 days ago
(AP) — Illinois House Democrats have backed down and sent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a federal spending plan that doesn't include state dollars. After nearly an hour's debate Wednesday on a measure that frees up federal money despite Illinois not... Read more
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WSIL 3 Southern Illinois
Illinois House Delays Vote on Pumped-Up Federal-Funds PlanSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has recessed to private meetings wi
Illinois House Delays Vote on Pumped-Up Federal-Funds Plan
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has recessed to private meetings without voting on a measure to free up $5 billion in federal funding despite no state budget. The proposal won bipartisan support last week in the state Senate. It would... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois House delays vote on pumped-up federal-funds planSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has recessed to private meetings wi
Illinois House delays vote on pumped-up federal-funds plan
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has recessed to private meetings without voting on a measure to free up $5 billion in federal funding despite no state budget. The proposal won bipartisan support last week in the state Senate. It would... Read more
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FOX News Chicago
Illinois House plans vote on pumped-up federal-funds planSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House convenes to consider a proposal to
Illinois House plans vote on pumped-up federal-funds plan
FOX News Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House convenes to consider a proposal to cut loose $5 billion in available federal funding despite there being no state budget. The proposal has been overhauled since the Senate approved it last month. House... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois House plans vote on pumped-up federal-funds planSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House convenes to consider a proposal to
Illinois House plans vote on pumped-up federal-funds plan
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House convenes to consider a proposal to cut loose $5 billion in available federal funding despite there being no state budget. The proposal has been overhauled since the Senate approved it last month. House... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
House panel OKs federal-funding plan over Rauner's protestAn Illinois House committee has endorsed a plan to spend $5 billion in federal
House panel OKs federal-funding plan over Rauner's protest
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 19 days ago
An Illinois House committee has endorsed a plan to spend $5 billion in federal money on social services that includes state funding. An appropriations committee approved the idea 10-1 Tuesday. Four Republicans voted "present" in protest. GOP Gov.... Read more
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FOX News
IL Gov funding half of staffer salaries with other agency budgetsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying half of his staff’s salaries with money fr
IL Gov funding half of staffer salaries with other agency budgets
FOX News / Posted 19 days ago
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying half of his staff’s salaries with money from other government departments, despite his criticism of the practice before taking office in January. Other Illinois agencies are financing $4 million worth of Rauner’s... Read more
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