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SaukValley.com
Editorial: Put budget first, then tackle other issuesMaking the funding formula more equitable is the goal of legislators in both ho
Editorial: Put budget first, then tackle other issues
SaukValley.com / Posted yesterday
Making the funding formula more equitable is the goal of legislators in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly. Senate Democrats have taken the lead. Last year, a bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton was approved by the Senate. It... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Illinois Pols Respond to Obama’s Statehouse SpeechMembers of the Illinois legislature praised President Barack Obama for his spee
Illinois Pols Respond to Obama’s Statehouse Speech
NBC Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
Members of the Illinois legislature praised President Barack Obama for his speech at the Capitol Wednesday, which acknowledged a “poisonous political climate" and encouraged unity and bipartisanship. “We’ve always gone through periods when our... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Civic Federation lays out painful plan to stabilize Illinois financesThe Civic Federation is offering a revamped version of its blueprint to rescue
Civic Federation lays out painful plan to stabilize Illinois finances
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
The Civic Federation is offering a revamped version of its blueprint to rescue the state from its ongoing fiscal crisis, and though the plan again calls for a major tax hike, it also proposes two new things: a partial financial rescue of Chicago... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Obama in SpringfieldU.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Valerie Jarrett and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse
Obama in Springfield
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Valerie Jarrett and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White greeting the General Assembly. Members and guests are taking their seats at 1:03 p.m. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Illinois Senate President John... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
President Barack Obama's remarks today to Illinois legislators(AP) — President Barack Obama's speech to Illinois legislators, including some
President Barack Obama's remarks today to Illinois legislators
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
(AP) — President Barack Obama's speech to Illinois legislators, including some former colleagues, left them starry-eyed and receptive to his message Wednesday about changing the rancorous tone of politics to one that's more collaborative and less... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
LIVE: Obama in SpringfieldTraveling with the president was Sen. Dick Durbin, and Reps. Robin Kelly, Tammy
LIVE: Obama in Springfield
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Traveling with the president was Sen. Dick Durbin, and Reps. Robin Kelly, Tammy Duckworth, and Mike Quigley. President Obama stands and chats with Gov. Rauner Air Force One has landed at airport, kicking up snow. Among dignitaries at airport is... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
LIVE: Obama to preach 'better politics' at testy Illinois CapitolReports from pool reporters covering President Obama's appearance in Springfiel
LIVE: Obama to preach 'better politics' at testy Illinois Capitol
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Reports from pool reporters covering President Obama's appearance in Springfield: 11:04 a.m .Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder is among dignitaries at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to greet President Barack Obama. Langfelder, who was elected last... Read more
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Daily Herald
Obama to preach 'better politics' to bickering Ill. CapitolSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois state Capitol where President Barack Obama re
Obama to preach 'better politics' to bickering Ill. Capitol
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois state Capitol where President Barack Obama returns Wednesday with a plea for "better politics" is awash in an acidic partisan feud. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic legislative leaders led by longtime Speaker... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
President Obama returns to SpringfieldSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- on Wednesday to address both houses in the general assemb
President Obama returns to Springfield
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 5 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- on Wednesday to address both houses in the general assembly. The president's visit will be on the same day that he announced his candidacy for the White House back in 2007, in... Read more
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SaukValley.com
School officials skeptical about funding fixAn Education Task Force is slated to meet a week from Tuesday in Springfield.�W
School officials skeptical about funding fix
SaukValley.com / Posted 5 days ago
An Education Task Force is slated to meet a week from Tuesday in Springfield.�While most proposed new models would bring more funding to the Sauk Valley, its districts have seen their funding cut in the meantime. "When legislators say their hearts... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Rauner earns an 'incomplete'There was sacrifice in Rauner's first year as governor, but it did not come fro
Rauner earns an 'incomplete'
Bureau County Republican / Posted 5 days ago
There was sacrifice in Rauner's first year as governor, but it did not come from cutbacks and austerity — rather, from things breaking down. It was a year in which Rauner proved adept at disrupting the workings of state government, but not in... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
School funding overhaul again faces long odds in Springfield Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 9:03 AM SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers of all str
School funding overhaul again faces long odds in Springfield
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 9:03 AM SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state's outdated school funding formula, a nearly... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Changing Illinois' school funding formula faces long odds(AP) — Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overha
Changing Illinois' school funding formula faces long odds
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
(AP) — Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state's outdated school funding formula, which nearly everyone agrees penalizes students in poorer districts. But the issue once again faces long odds in this... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Changing Illinois' school funding formula faces long odds(AP) — Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overha
Changing Illinois' school funding formula faces long odds
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
(AP) — Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state's outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30-year-old system that nearly everyone agrees penalizes students in poorer districts. But the issue once... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
State school funding overhaul again faces long oddsBut the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session,
State school funding overhaul again faces long odds
Daily Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
But the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session, amid a reluctance to balance the formula by taking away funds from more well-off school districts, especially during an election year. Some lawmakers say the issue can’t... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois school funding overhaul again faces long oddsBut the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session,
Illinois school funding overhaul again faces long odds
Northwest Herald / Posted 6 days ago
But the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session, amid a reluctance to balance the formula by taking away funds from more well-off school districts, especially during an election year. Some lawmakers say the issue can’t... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Long odds for school funding reformBut the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session,
Long odds for school funding reform
Daily Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
But the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session, amid a reluctance to balance the formula by taking away funds from more well-off school districts, especially during an election year. Some lawmakers say the issue can’t... Read more
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SaukValley.com
School funding overhaul again faces long odds in SpringfieldBut the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session,
School funding overhaul again faces long odds in Springfield
SaukValley.com / Posted 6 days ago
But the issue once again faces long odds in this spring’s legislative session, amid a reluctance to balance the formula by taking funds away from more well-off school districts, especially during an election year. Some lawmakers say the issue can’t... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Three days until President Obama turns Illinois around Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:46 PM It’s just three days until President Barack O
Statehouse Insider: Three days until President Obama turns Illinois around
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 7 days ago
Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:46 PM It’s just three days until President Barack Obama visits Springfield and delivers a speech to a joint session of the General Assembly.Ever... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
You think you've got gridlock? Welcome to Springfield, ObamaPresident Barack Obama returns to Springfield this month for a speech to the Il
You think you've got gridlock? Welcome to Springfield, Obama
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
President Barack Obama returns to Springfield this month for a speech to the Illinois General Assembly about “what we can do, together, to build a better politics—one that reflects our better selves.” Obama served in the Illinois Senate during a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Candidates forums inform votersThumbs up: To the McHenry County League of Women Voters, which has sponsored ca
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Candidates forums inform voters
Northwest Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Thumbs up: To the McHenry County League of Women Voters, which has sponsored candidate forums at McHenry County College over the past two weeks. These forums allow voters to see candidates for state and county offices in person. We appreciate the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner to Dems: Choose unions or social servicesLast week, a reporter said to Gov. Bruce Rauner that Secretary of State Jesse W
Rauner to Dems: Choose unions or social services
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 8 days ago
Last week, a reporter said to Gov. Bruce Rauner that Secretary of State Jesse White had suggested that Rauner bring in former governors, including George Ryan, to help break the long governmental impasse that has prevented the state from having a... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Weaver shares thoughts, future goalsWeaver is the newest state senator, having replaced former Illinois State Sen.
Weaver shares thoughts, future goals
Bureau County Republican / Posted 8 days ago
Weaver is the newest state senator, having replaced former Illinois State Sen. Darin LaHood in October. Weaver described the transition in a positive light and said he has picked up the bills LaHood had on ethics reform. “The key now is I’m getting... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Latest Illinois news, sports, business and entertainmentCHICAGO-BODIES FOUND Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide
Latest Illinois news, sports, business and entertainment
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 9 days ago
CHICAGO-BODIES FOUND Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say the bodies of four men, one woman and a child have been found inside a home on the city's South Side in what they say could be a... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Latest Illinois news, sports, business and entertainmentCHICAGO-BODIES FOUND Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide
Latest Illinois news, sports, business and entertainment
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
CHICAGO-BODIES FOUND Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say the bodies of four men, one woman and a child have been found inside a home on the city's South Side in what they say could be a... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panelMadigan says the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force will meet through the
Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel
SaukValley.com / Posted 9 days ago
Madigan says the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force will meet through the spring to craft legislation designed to ensure schools are funded equitably throughout the state. He made the announcement Tuesday. The panel will be led by House... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Madigan makes a move in CPS funding battleIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan put down a marker of sorts today in the
Madigan makes a move in CPS funding battle
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan put down a marker of sorts today in the developing battle over whether and how to revamp the state's school-aid formula, announcing that a top lieutenant will hold hearings on the matter starting next week. The... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panelSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a
Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools. Madigan says the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force will meet through the spring to craft... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panelSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a
Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 9 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools. Madigan says the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force will meet through the spring to craft... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois House Speaker Madigan to convene hearings on educating fundingIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announces hearing to be held by the bipa
Illinois House Speaker Madigan to convene hearings on educating funding
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 9 days ago
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announces hearing to be held by the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force to help craft a legislative plan to fund education throughout the state. Madigan says he plans to work with Illinois Senate President... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Chicago Teachers to Rally Downtown ThursdayChicago teachers plan to rally downtown Thursday against proposed Chicago Publi
Chicago Teachers to Rally Downtown Thursday
NBC Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
Chicago teachers plan to rally downtown Thursday against proposed Chicago Public Schools layoffs and millions of dollars in budget cuts. The Chicago Teachers Union is expected to begin the rally at the Bank of America headquarters in the city’s West... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
State leaders: Do your jobs! NowWe find that appalling. What’s more appalling is Gov. Bruce Rauner and legisla
State leaders: Do your jobs! Now
Daily Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
We find that appalling. What’s more appalling is Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders don’t seem to care. There are no plans to call lawmakers back to Springfield to hammer out a deal. There are no plans to curb the court-ordered spending... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Chicago school district announces layoffs in central officeThursday's announcement by district CEO Forrest Claypool came a day after top I
Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office
Daily Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Thursday's announcement by district CEO Forrest Claypool came a day after top Illinois Republicans called for a state takeover of the financially troubled school district, which has a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Doing more to unite communitiesThumbs up: To McHenry County communities making an effort to boost Spanish-lang
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Doing more to unite communities
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Thumbs up: To McHenry County communities making an effort to boost Spanish-language resources. Police departments, preschools, libraries and more are incorporating and teaching Spanish and English to break down cultural barriers in the county. In... Read more
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Northwest Herald
State leaders, do your jobsWe find that appalling. What’s more appalling is Gov. Bruce Rauner and legisla
State leaders, do your jobs
Northwest Herald / Posted 10 days ago
We find that appalling. What’s more appalling is Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders don’t seem to care. There are no plans to call lawmakers back to Springfield to hammer out a deal. There are no plans to curb the court-ordered spending... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreementCHICAGO (AP) – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation
Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension crisis until the state has a budget, despite a rare agreement between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton and calls from the governor... Read more
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SaukValley.com
It's time to change the Illinois channelWhen the new low in ridiculousness is state Rep. Ken Dunkin, the Chicago Democr
It's time to change the Illinois channel
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
When the new low in ridiculousness is state Rep. Ken Dunkin, the Chicago Democrat who has voted on a few key bills with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, while carrying a sleeping bag and a backpack, you know it’s time for a change. Dunkin, now an... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 2This is the second edition of the Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posti
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 2
NBC Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
This is the second edition of the Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posting dedicated to keeping voters informed about the state and county's upcoming 2016 elections. Check the Ward Room blog for continued coverage every Wednesday. In one of... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Turmoil Between CTU, CPS PersistsOn Wednesday night, one teacher from each Chicago public school met with union
Turmoil Between CTU, CPS Persists
NBC Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
On Wednesday night, one teacher from each Chicago public school met with union leadership during the House of Delegates meeting. The gathering took place hours after the CTU closed a near $1 million account with the Bank of America in response to... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Lawmakers debate restoring funding for community colleges7 months with no state funding has had a big impact on area colleges. Rock Vall
Lawmakers debate restoring funding for community colleges
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 10 days ago
7 months with no state funding has had a big impact on area colleges. Rock Valley College laid off more than 40 people at the end of the year and area students continue to not get state money from MAP grants. "This was a commitment the state made to... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner denies sabotage, but he sure doesn't like CPS borrowing planGov. Bruce Rauner today termed "ridiculous" charges from City Hall that he's tr
Rauner denies sabotage, but he sure doesn't like CPS borrowing plan
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. Bruce Rauner today termed "ridiculous" charges from City Hall that he's trying to scuttle a pending $875 million bond issue to keep Chicago Public Schools open for the rest of the year. But he simultaneously ridiculed the idea of troubled CPS... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Gov. Bruce Rauner won't change plans to veto bill for community colleges, grants Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 6:48 PM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 6:48 PM SPRINGFIELD —
Gov. Bruce Rauner won't change plans to veto bill for community colleges, grants
The Journal-Standard / Posted 11 days ago
Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 6:48 PM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 6:48 PM SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner today said he still intends to veto a bill authorizing spending for... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner tries to jump-start dead CPS takeover planSPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's directed his State Board of E
Rauner tries to jump-start dead CPS takeover plan
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he's directed his State Board of Education to begin a financial review of Chicago Public Schools and start the search for a new superintendent, even though legislation he wants to authorize a state... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Gov. Rauner says delay won't change plans to veto higher education bill Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Gov. Bruce Ra
Gov. Rauner says delay won't change plans to veto higher education bill
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said he still intends to veto a bill authorizing spending for community colleges and... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Democrats will wait to send Rauner college funding billIllinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending
Democrats will wait to send Rauner college funding bill
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 11 days ago
Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending a funding bill for colleges to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the hopes he'll reconsider his threat to veto it. Democrats last week approved a $721.5 million to be split between... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CPS options are vanishing after CTU rejects contractYou wouldn't think things could get any worse for Chicago Public Schools, not w
CPS options are vanishing after CTU rejects contract
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 11 days ago
You wouldn't think things could get any worse for Chicago Public Schools, not with a $480 million midyear budget deficit, nearly exhausted financial reserves, strikes and layoffs a real possibility and Gov. Bruce Rauner hell-bent to push the district... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Democrats will wait to send Rauner college funding billSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton sa
Democrats will wait to send Rauner college funding bill
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 12 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending a funding bill for colleges to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the hopes he'll reconsider his threat to veto it. Democrats last week approved a $721.5... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Democrats will wait to send Rauner college funding billSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton sa
Democrats will wait to send Rauner college funding bill
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 12 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says he's delaying sending a funding bill for colleges to Gov. Bruce Rauner in the hopes he'll reconsider his threat to veto it. Democrats last week approved a $721.5... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreementCHICAGO (AP) - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants lawmakers to address Illinois
Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 12 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants lawmakers to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis "right away." But despite a rare agreement between Rauner and Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, it's unlikely a bill will... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapersJanuary 30, 2016 Belleville News-Democrat Challenges aplenty, but Rauner sign
Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapers
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 12 days ago
January 30, 2016 Belleville News-Democrat Challenges aplenty, but Rauner signals hope Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner this week marked his first year in office. His State of the State address was a reminder to state lawmakers and constituents of the... Read more
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