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Updated: Tuesday, April 15 2014, 10:44 PM CDTA review of University of Illinois finances shows the school has brought in more money than it has spent since 2013. But the university has put off more...
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2014/04/16 02:14
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Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to...
2014/04/13 20:57
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LITTLE ROCK — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton held a press conference Sunday to challenge incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor to a series of five unmoderated debates that would be held in...
2014/04/13 13:47
2014/04/13 13:47
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State Sen. Andy Manar's school funding bill has made it further in the Illinois Senate than most reform measures have in the past 35 years. The Democrat from Bunker Hill steered his bill through a...
2014/04/13 13:20
2014/04/13 13:20
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SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (AP) -- Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets has been approved in the Illinois Senate. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the...
2014/04/13 12:14
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When Mike Compton was hired at a warehouse six months ago, his employer handed him what looked like a debit card and told him his wages would be deposited on it. Nationwide, an increasing number of...
2014/04/13 10:40
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Sometimes public officials need to be reminded that the money they spend comes from the public. This doesn't make them evil necessarily. Most have the best of intentions. But they can grow out of...
2014/04/11 19:14
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Illinoisans to vote on 2 constitutional amendmentsIllinoisans to vote on 2 constitutional amendments The November 4 ballot will give Illinois voters a chance to decide on two amendments to the...
2014/04/11 17:50
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You can’t build a successful college career on a public school with a poor foundation. In Illinois, we’ve been doing that for a generation by not properly funding our elementary and secondary schools....
2014/04/11 16:39
2014/04/11 16:39
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Uber, Lyft and Sidecar started offering smartphone apps in the Chicago area in the last two years, aimed at helping regular people use their personal vehicles for hire. The House bill, backed by...
2014/04/11 16:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill that would give pregnant women more rights in the workplace is on its way to the Illinois Senate. The Illinois House passed the bill on Thursday. It would require Illinois...
2014/04/11 04:31
2014/04/11 04:31
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Updated: Thursday, April 10 2014, 10:51 PM CDT Local lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after federal funds were denied to help cities, ravaged by the November tornadoes. Peoria senator...
2014/04/10 23:59
2014/04/10 23:59
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WICS ABC Newschannel 20 News Correction: XGR-Retirement Savings storyApril 10, 2014 17:34 CDT Eds: Editors who used BC-IL--XGR-Retirement Savings, sent April 9 and datelined in Springfield, Ill.,...
2014/04/10 20:18
2014/04/10 20:18
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... applauds the Illinois Senate for taking action to address a growing crisis in Illinois and throughout the country – the unprecedented retirement savings deficit in the private sector. Senators...
2014/04/10 20:07
2014/04/10 20:07
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So, given my attachment to food labels, I was interested when I received a letter from a state commodity group I belong to. The letter alerted me to legislation, introduced into the Illinois Senate,...
2014/04/10 20:05
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Legislation that makes sweeping changes to Illinois' public school funding is progressing in the Illinois Senate, but changes are likely before it could become law. The...
2014/04/10 19:54
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:27pm Anxiety simmered in the days before Chicago's school year began. Everyone there knew about the city's intractable gang problems, the explosive violence that came...
2014/04/10 18:04
2014/04/10 18:04
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at preventing voter suppression has won Illinois Senate support. The Senate approved the plan 52-0 Thursday. It passed the House on...
2014/04/09 21:20
2014/04/09 21:20
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The Illinois Senate passed a pension reform bill aimed at improving the funding of two Chicago retirement funds for laborers and municipal workers. The measure, which passed the Senate 31-23 on...
2014/04/09 17:23
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Wisconsin State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, one of the 11 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin... Democratic State Sen. Jon Erpenbach has been fighting an effort by the John K. MacIver Institute for...
2014/04/16 04:31
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