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Crain's Chicago Business
Lawmakers set to vote on stopgap Illinois budget dealpassage of statewide pension reform to Rauner's liking, quite possibly a reform
Lawmakers set to vote on stopgap Illinois budget deal
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted an hour ago
passage of statewide pension reform to Rauner's liking, quite possibly a reform relatively plan pushed by Senate President John Cullerton that would force workers to choose between getting a guaranteed 3 percent annual bump in benefits and... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
ENOUGH!so-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition
ENOUGH!
Bureau County Republican / Posted 3 hours ago
so-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition of the budget. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have seemed focused primarily on thwarting the governor. Neither the governor nor the Legislature has put... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Springfield closing in on state budget, CPS aid dealtoday between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Springfield Democratic leaders, House Speak
Springfield closing in on state budget, CPS aid deal
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 hours ago
today between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Springfield Democratic leaders, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, on finally reaching a deal on a new state budget and opening schools throughout the state on time this... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Illinois leaders trying to work out school funding as budget battle continuesfunding has been a major hurdle. Governor Bruce Rauner and Republicans have one
Illinois leaders trying to work out school funding as budget battle continues
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 3 hours ago
funding has been a major hurdle. Governor Bruce Rauner and Republicans have one plan, Democrats another. Senate President John Cullerton backs changing the state’s school funding formula and providing Chicago Public Schools with help paying its... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budgetin the Illinois Legislature have begun meetings to negotiate a bipartisan budge
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budget
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 hours ago
in the Illinois Legislature have begun meetings to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal. Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday morning that offers and counteroffers have been exchanged. He didn't give specifics as sessions... Read more
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NBC Chicago
'Enough': Front Page Editorials Urge End to Budget Impassefor 3 hours last night in a meeting House Speaker Mike Madigan called "producti
'Enough': Front Page Editorials Urge End to Budget Impasse
NBC Chicago / Posted 5 hours ago
for 3 hours last night in a meeting House Speaker Mike Madigan called "productive." Rauner, Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, House Minority Leader and Senate Minority Leader reconvened Wednesday morning and are still ironing out a... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budgetin the Illinois Legislature have begun meetings to negotiate a bipartisan budge
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budget
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 5 hours ago
in the Illinois Legislature have begun meetings to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal. Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday morning that offers and counteroffers have been exchanged. He didn't give specifics as sessions... Read more
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6h
Peoria Journal Star
Gov. Rauner and legislative leaders negotiating stopgap budgetto negotiate a short-term budget deal during the state's epic one-year stalemat
Gov. Rauner and legislative leaders negotiating stopgap budget
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 hours ago
to negotiate a short-term budget deal during the state's epic one-year stalemate. Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday morning that offers and counteroffers have been exchanged, but didn't give specifics as... Read more
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6h
FOX 2 News St. Louis
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budgetin the Illinois Legislature have begun meetings to negotiate a bipartisan budge
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budget
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 6 hours ago
in the Illinois Legislature have begun meetings to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal. Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday morning that offers and counteroffers have been exchanged. He didn’t give specifics as sessions... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budgetDemocratic state Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday that offers and
Illinois governor, leaders negotiating stopgap budget
Northwest Herald / Posted 6 hours ago
Democratic state Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday that offers and counteroffers have been exchanged, but didn't give specifics as sessions continued amid new signs of optimism about a deal to keep the state operating without a full... Read more
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NBC Chicago
5 Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfieldbut “caution is always in order.” Lawmakers met again on Wednesday morning for
5 Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 8 hours ago
but “caution is always in order.” Lawmakers met again on Wednesday morning for less than an hour. Senate President John Cullerton was also cautiously optimistic about the outlook during a break. “We’re continuing to negotiate with the... Read more
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9h
Crain's Chicago Business
More Springfield 'progress'—but no budget deal yetthis morning for about 50 minutes in Rauner's Springfield office. Madigan said
More Springfield 'progress'—but no budget deal yet
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 hours ago
this morning for about 50 minutes in Rauner's Springfield office. Madigan said nothing on the way out, but Senate President John Cullerton said the group is "making progress," with offers and counter-offers being exchanged for the first time in a... Read more
11h
14 WFIE Evansville
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talksHouse Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whol
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 11 hours ago
House Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whole host of problems," and Senate President John Cullerton told reporters it's "exciting that we're this close." Republican House leader Jim Durkin and Senate leader... Read more
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11h
Northwest Herald
Editor's Desk: Let Illinois leaders know: Adopt a state budgetreason. Under the large, bold headline, “Enough!”, we published the photos of
Editor's Desk: Let Illinois leaders know: Adopt a state budget
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
reason. Under the large, bold headline, “Enough!”, we published the photos of Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with this secondary headline: “Northwest Herald joins newspapers from across... Read more
13h
The Champaign News-Gazette
Former county administrator backs idea of elected executivelands." He added that no one "is excited about a six-month budget (for everyth
Former county administrator backs idea of elected executive
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 13 hours ago
lands." He added that no one "is excited about a six-month budget (for everything but K-12 education). Senate President (John) Cullerton agreed to the six-month budget. The governor agreed after it became clear that (House Speaker Michael)... Read more
13h
Crain's Chicago Business
Some signs of budget progress as Springfield stalls over CPS spendingclients and more. Today's biggest news came from Gov. Bruce Rauner, who totall
Some signs of budget progress as Springfield stalls over CPS spending
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 hours ago
clients and more. Today's biggest news came from Gov. Bruce Rauner, who totally rejected a proposal from Senate President John Cullerton to tie passage of a new statewide grade and high school appropriation bill to an additional $950 million... Read more
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14h
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talksHouse Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whol
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 14 hours ago
House Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whole host of problems," and Senate President John Cullerton told reporters it's "exciting that we're this close." Republican House leader Jim Durkin and Senate leader... Read more
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Daily Herald
Editorial tells lawmakers enough is enoughgrowing voice" calling on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic House Speake
Editorial tells lawmakers enough is enough
Daily Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
growing voice" calling on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and state Sen. President John Cullerton to put aside politics in their protracted budget battle. Lawmakers return to Springfield today with just hours... Read more
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Northwest Herald
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talksHouse Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whol
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks
Northwest Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
House Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whole host of problems," and Senate President John Cullerton told reporters it's "exciting that we're this close." Republican House leader Jim Durkin and Senate leader... Read more
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19h
KPLR 11 St. Louis
Lack of state budget impacting transportation needs and health serviceshe can sign the budget and then withhold money from the wasteful programs." Go
Lack of state budget impacting transportation needs and health services
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 19 hours ago
he can sign the budget and then withhold money from the wasteful programs." Governor Rauner complains Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan are threatening to “holdup the entire funding process and the budget process... Read more
20h
FOX 2 News St. Louis
Lack of state budget impacting transportation needs and health serviceshe can sign the budget and then withhold money from the wasteful programs." Go
Lack of state budget impacting transportation needs and health services
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 20 hours ago
he can sign the budget and then withhold money from the wasteful programs." Governor Rauner complains Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan are threatening to “holdup the entire funding process and the budget process... Read more
21h
Daily Chronicle
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talksHouse Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whol
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks
Daily Chronicle / Posted 21 hours ago
House Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whole host of problems," and Senate President John Cullerton told reporters it's "exciting that we're this close." Republican House leader Jim Durkin and Senate leader... Read more
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21h
Daily Chronicle
McCaleb: Let state leaders know: Adopt a budgetreason. Under the large, bold headline, “Enough!”, we published the photos of
McCaleb: Let state leaders know: Adopt a budget
Daily Chronicle / Posted 21 hours ago
reason. Under the large, bold headline, “Enough!”, we published the photos of Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with this secondary headline: “Daily Chronicle joins newspapers from across... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasseso-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition
Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse
Daily Chronicle / Posted 22 hours ago
so-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition of the budget. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have seemed focused primarily on thwarting the governor. Neither the governor nor the legislature has put... Read more
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Daily Herald
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talksHouse Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whol
GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks
Daily Herald / Posted 22 hours ago
House Speaker Michael Madigan said he was "optimistic that we can settle a whole host of problems," and Senate President John Cullerton told reporters it's "exciting that we're this close." Republican House leader Jim Durkin and Senate leader... Read more
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23h
SaukValley.com
EDITORIAL: Newspapers across the state to lawmakers: Enough!so-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition
EDITORIAL: Newspapers across the state to lawmakers: Enough!
SaukValley.com / Posted 23 hours ago
so-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition of the budget. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have seemed focused primarily on thwarting the governor. Neither the governor nor the Legislature has put... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Enough! Illinois' budget standoff must be resolved, and must be resolved nowso-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition
Enough! Illinois' budget standoff must be resolved, and must be resolved now
The Journal-Standard / Posted yesterday
so-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition of the budget. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have seemed focused primarily on thwarting the governor.Neither the governor nor the Legislature has put forth... Read more
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Daily Herald
Some Illinois lawmakers say something's got to give with budget battlegrowing voice" calling on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic House Speake
Some Illinois lawmakers say something's got to give with budget battle
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
growing voice" calling on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and state Sen. President John Cullerton to put aside politics in their protracted budget battle. "We're really trying to force a compromise," said... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasseso-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition
Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
so-called Turnaround Agenda, a series of pro-business measures, as a condition of the budget. Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have seemed focused primarily on thwarting the governor. Neither the governor nor the legislature has put... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner Introduces Funding Plan Without CPS ‘Bailout’homeowners, and small business owners across the state." Rauner is meeting Tue
Rauner Introduces Funding Plan Without CPS ‘Bailout’
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
homeowners, and small business owners across the state." Rauner is meeting Tuesday in Springfield with Senate President John Cullerton, Houe Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin. The... Read more
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Daily Herald
Enough! Time for leaders, lawmakers to quit the politics and produce a budgetthe barest of bare minimums that must be accomplished. Gov. Bruce Rauner, Hous
Enough! Time for leaders, lawmakers to quit the politics and produce a budget
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
the barest of bare minimums that must be accomplished. Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton and senators and representatives, each and all of you, we have had it. Not just we inconsequential newspaper... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Little sign of budget progress as Springfield stalls over CPS spendingclients and more. Today's biggest news came from Gov. Bruce Rauner, who totall
Little sign of budget progress as Springfield stalls over CPS spending
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
clients and more. Today's biggest news came from Gov. Bruce Rauner, who totally rejected a proposal from Senate President John Cullerton to tie passage of a new statewide grade and high school appropriation bill to an additional $950 million... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner unveils school funding plan that doesn't contain CPS 'bailout'across Illinois saying the way the state funds schools is outdated and unaccept
Rauner unveils school funding plan that doesn't contain CPS 'bailout'
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
across Illinois saying the way the state funds schools is outdated and unacceptable. Senate Democrats led by President John Cullerton of Chicago put out an initial education funding proposal Monday that included an increase school spending of... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner: Dems Holding Up Education Funding for CPS 'Bailout'organizing a meeting Tuesday to discuss the bills. A meeting between Rauner, Ho
Rauner: Dems Holding Up Education Funding for CPS 'Bailout'
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
organizing a meeting Tuesday to discuss the bills. A meeting between Rauner, House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno is slated for 4:30 p.m.... Read more
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Reuters
Illinois school funding battle looms amid budget progresswith nearly $287 million of that earmarked for CPS, which would get another $11
Illinois school funding battle looms amid budget progress
Reuters / Posted yesterday
with nearly $287 million of that earmarked for CPS, which would get another $112 million for pensions. Senate President John Cullerton is hopeful that a bipartisan budget plan and school funding bill will come up for votes when the legislature... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner warns Democrats on tying stopgap budget to CPS 'bailout'basically done with the stopgap budget part. And we should be done on the educa
Rauner warns Democrats on tying stopgap budget to CPS 'bailout'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
basically done with the stopgap budget part. And we should be done on the education funding bill. But (Senate) President (John) Cullerton in particular, along with (House) Speaker (Michael) Madigan, say no budget deal unless the funding formula... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Springfield Dems set to try again to help CPSlawmakers. As described to me by multiple sources, the plan will begin to unfo
Springfield Dems set to try again to help CPS
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
lawmakers. As described to me by multiple sources, the plan will begin to unfold Wednesday in the Senate, where President John Cullerton will call for a vote on legislation that would boost general state aid by $760 million, mostly for districts... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?officials and made job creation one of his top priorities. Manar also served a
City Club of Chicago: Illinois School Funding Formula: Is It Fair?
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
officials and made job creation one of his top priorities. Manar also served as Chief of Staff for Senate President John Cullerton from 2009-2012. As the current State Senator representing the 48th District in the General Assembly, Manar... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Officials release name of missing boaterThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Officials release name of missing boater
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Staff saves inmate from hanging at Marion County JailThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Staff saves inmate from hanging at Marion County Jail
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Keeping your child safe around fireworks during the 4th of JulyThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Keeping your child safe around fireworks during the 4th of July
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
No update as the search for the missing boater heads into MondayThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
No update as the search for the missing boater heads into Monday
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Farmers desperately need rain to save cropsThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Farmers desperately need rain to save crops
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Family dedicates memorial stone to veteransThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Family dedicates memorial stone to veterans
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Monday on WGEM News Today: Keeping your child safe around fireworksThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Monday on WGEM News Today: Keeping your child safe around fireworks
WGEM Quincy / Posted 2 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Early summer drought causing farmers problemsThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Early summer drought causing farmers problems
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Weather conditions halt the search for a missing boaterThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Weather conditions halt the search for a missing boater
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Veterans improve their smile with free dental careThe Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second y
Veterans improve their smile with free dental care
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
The Illinois Legislature will meet next week as the state approaches a second year without a budget. Senate President John Cullerton told members to return to Springfield on Wednesday. Quincy Public School officials said Friday they're... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Plan B emerges to end budget impassecalls for changes in the workers’ (injury) compensation law, modest pension ref
Plan B emerges to end budget impasse
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
calls for changes in the workers’ (injury) compensation law, modest pension reforms that Democratic Senate President John Cullerton has crafted, and local government relief from some collective bargaining strictures. If House Speaker Mike... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois lawmakers to reconvene as budget deadline nearsSenate President John Cullerton told members Thursday they should return to Spr
Illinois lawmakers to reconvene as budget deadline nears
SaukValley.com / Posted 5 days ago
Senate President John Cullerton told members Thursday they should return to Springfield on Wednesday. The House also is expected to be in session. Lawmakers have been working on a stopgap budget to fund schools and other government services in the... Read more
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