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Crain's Chicago Business
Madigan moves to pull plug on Preckwinkle's soda taxIn an usual split between two powerful Chicago politicians who are normally all
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
In an usual split between two powerful Chicago politicians who are normally allied, signs are rapidly growing that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to kill off Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's penny-an-ounce tax on soda... Read more
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Downers Grove Reporter Progress
Former Glen Ellyn District 41 board member announces Illinois House runand former Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education member Terra Costa
Downers Grove Reporter Progress / Posted 3 days ago
and former Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education member Terra Costa Howard has announced she will run in the Illinois House District 48 Democratic primary. GLEN ELLYN – Glen Ellyn resident and former Glen Ellyn School District 41... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Bumann serves as guest ‘Call to Post’& Taps Corps” (YTTC) and is currently one of YTTC’s three advisory board member
Bureau County Republican / Posted 4 days ago
& Taps Corps” (YTTC) and is currently one of YTTC’s three advisory board members. He was also the student initiator of Illinois House Bill 4432, the “Taps Bill,” which became Public Law 99-0804. This law excuses the absence of any student in... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: House Republican Leader Jim Durkina vacancy in the 82nd House District and has successfully run for re-election.
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
a vacancy in the 82nd House District and has successfully run for re-election. Jim served as the ranking Republican on the Illinois House of Representatives Special Investigation Committee for the impeachment of Governor Blagojevich in 2008, and in... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Outgoing poet laureate heartened by public's passionthe Illinois political world late last week by announcing she wasn't going to s
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
the Illinois political world late last week by announcing she wasn't going to seek a fifth four-year term. The daughter of Illinois House Speaker-for-Life Mike Madigan, like her father a Democrat, had been almost untouchable at the ballot box since... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: Did Madigan act under color of law?whatsoever. Despite widely unfavorable public opinion polls, the veteran Chica
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
whatsoever. Despite widely unfavorable public opinion polls, the veteran Chicago politician, who is both speaker of the Illinois House and chairman of the state Democratic Party, remains firmly entrenched in power. Call him what you want — the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Potential Attorney General Candidates Respond to Speculationhe seeks to prop up his own reelection effort, there’s still uncertainty as to
NBC Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
he seeks to prop up his own reelection effort, there’s still uncertainty as to just who the GOP candidate may be. Former Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross is among those who have been urged to throw a hat in the ring, though an insider... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Jack Franks 'seriously considering' run for Illinois attorney generalgubernatorial run, but announced that she’d seek re-election for attorney gener
Northwest Herald / Posted 8 days ago
gubernatorial run, but announced that she’d seek re-election for attorney general instead. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, and in a 2013 statement she said Illinois wouldn’t be “well-served by having a... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois AG Lisa Madigan won't seek re-election in 2018gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney gener
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 days ago
gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney general instead. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said Illinois wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois AG Lisa Madigan won't seek re-election in 2018gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney gener
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney general instead. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said Illinois wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Lisa Madigan won't seek re-electiongubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney gener
SaukValley.com / Posted 8 days ago
gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney general instead. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said Illinois wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
GOP calls Madigan's exit bad sign family 'brand'family brand is "toxic." Madigan announced Friday she won't seek a fifth term
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
family brand is "toxic." Madigan announced Friday she won't seek a fifth term in 2018. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who's also chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois and Republicans' most... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois attorney general won't seek re-election in 2018gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney gener
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney general instead. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said Illinois wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois attorney general won't seek re-election in 2018gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney gener
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 days ago
gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney general instead. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said Illinois wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Lisa Madigan won't seek re-election in 2018a gubernatorial run four years ago but announced that she'd seek re-election in
The Journal-Standard / Posted 8 days ago
a gubernatorial run four years ago but announced that she'd seek re-election instead. She's the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said the state wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, won't seek re-election in 2018a gubernatorial run four years ago but announced that she'd seek re-election in
Northwest Herald / Posted 8 days ago
a gubernatorial run four years ago but announced that she'd seek re-election instead. She's the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said the state wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Illinois attorney general won't seek re-election in 2018gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney gener
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
gubernatorial run, but announced that she'd seek re-election for attorney general instead. She is the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said Illinois wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General, won't seek re-election in 2018a gubernatorial run four years ago but announced that she'd seek re-election in
Daily Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
a gubernatorial run four years ago but announced that she'd seek re-election instead. She's the daughter of longtime Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and in a 2013 statement said the state wouldn't be "well-served by having a governor... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Madigan Will Not Seek Re-Election as Attorney GeneralGeneral in 2003 after serving a term in the Illinois Senate. She is the first f
NBC Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
General in 2003 after serving a term in the Illinois Senate. She is the first female Attorney General in Illinois history Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, the attorney general's stepfather, also issued a statement on her decision not to... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not seek 5th termto finding new ways to do that with the passion that I have brought to my work
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 8 days ago
to finding new ways to do that with the passion that I have brought to my work as Attorney General.” Her stepfather, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan released a statement which reads, in part: “No father could be prouder of his daughter’s... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Barbara Flynn Currie won't seek re-election(AP) — The first woman to serve as majority leader in the Illinois House of Rep
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 9 days ago
(AP) — The first woman to serve as majority leader in the Illinois House of Representatives and a top lieutenant to House Speaker Mike Madigan says she won't seek re-election. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Barbara Flynn Currie said Thursday she is... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Jim Dey: Partisan squabbles here are child's play by Gopher State standardsdefunded the state's revenue department if the tax provision did not become law
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
defunded the state's revenue department if the tax provision did not become law. That tactic is identical to Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's handling of the rewrite of the school-funding formula overhaul. Because of Madigan's... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hidden treasures in Toni Taxwinkle's idiotic pop taxpop tax, and what of those things you're not talking about? Like Mayor Rahm Em
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
pop tax, and what of those things you're not talking about? Like Mayor Rahm Emanuel's property tax and fee increases. And Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan's 32 percent income tax increase. Rahm must love his rival, Toni, for sticking her big... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Rauner's Education Secretary Announces Departurefor Illinois children and families," saying he was "deeply grateful for her eff
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
for Illinois children and families," saying he was "deeply grateful for her efforts." After learning of her resignation, Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin said in a statement Purvis "played a critical role in fixing our state’s broken... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Raises coming for some state-funded caregivers in Illinois“wasn’t a suggestion,” said state Rep. Gregory Harris, D-Chicago, a key budget
SaukValley.com / Posted 13 days ago
“wasn’t a suggestion,” said state Rep. Gregory Harris, D-Chicago, a key budget negotiator for his political party in the Illinois House who wants to see the increase carried out immediately by the executive branch Rauner controls. “This is... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Freeport alderman looks to land Stewart's 89th District seatagainst Democrat Ann Williams, a 51-year-old professional photographer from Gal
SaukValley.com / Posted 13 days ago
against Democrat Ann Williams, a 51-year-old professional photographer from Galena, who announced her run in June. The 89th Illinois House District is made up of parts of Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Tazewell property owners should prepare to pony upof the actual numbers can be instructive. Ten-year limits in office were what R
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 13 days ago
of the actual numbers can be instructive. Ten-year limits in office were what Rauner called for. Of 118 members of the Illinois House, only 23 were inaugurated before 2007. More than half the House is new in the last four years since 2013. The... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Tom's #Mailbag, Sept. 8, 2017Windsor Road, at C-U's original waterworks, on the University of Illinois campu
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
Windsor Road, at C-U's original waterworks, on the University of Illinois campus, at Illinois football games, in the 104th Illinois House District, and in search of Billy Morrow Jackson Way. And more on the so-called "war chant" that is nothing of... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Andrew Chesney to run for state representativemanager for Seaga Manufacturing and acts as the chairman of the Stephenson Coun
The Journal-Standard / Posted 16 days ago
manager for Seaga Manufacturing and acts as the chairman of the Stephenson County Republican Central Committee. The 89th Illinois House District is made up of parts of Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties. "My... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
17 Illinois lawmakers ask Supreme Court to 'repair' redistrictinggerrymandering also can mean dividing so-called "communities of interest," the
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
gerrymandering also can mean dividing so-called "communities of interest," the legislators said in their brief, citing an Illinois House district drawn to link Democratic areas in east Springfield and west Decatur, 40 miles apart. The district is... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Lawmakers should consider the theater instead of statehousedown. Most aren't very good at governing, but they sure do have the whole poli
Bureau County Republican / Posted 18 days ago
down. Most aren't very good at governing, but they sure do have the whole political theater thing down. Take Monday. The Illinois House was in session to consider education funding reform. Representatives essentially had three options: 1.... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Ammons opposes consolidation of polling placesand the 15th District (now represented by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville) an
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
and the 15th District (now represented by Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville) and the Republican contest in the 101st Illinois House District, where incumbent Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forysth, is retiring. There are five announced Democratic... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Illinois public schools on the defensiveAs I write this, the Illinois House has just passed a school funding bill that
Bureau County Republican / Posted 18 days ago
As I write this, the Illinois House has just passed a school funding bill that includes $75 million in first-ever state tax credits for scholarships for youngsters to attend nonpublic schools in our state. The proposal is yet another declaration of... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Political theater in Statehousearen’t very good at governing, but they sure do have the whole political theate
Bureau County Republican / Posted 18 days ago
aren’t very good at governing, but they sure do have the whole political theater thing down. Take Monday, Aug 28. The Illinois House was in session to consider education funding reform. Representatives essentially had three options: 1.... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McCaleb: Lawmakers should consider the theater instead of statehouseMost aren’t very good at governing, but they sure do have the whole political t
Northwest Herald / Posted 20 days ago
Most aren’t very good at governing, but they sure do have the whole political theater thing down. Take last Monday. The Illinois House was in session to consider education funding reform. Representatives essentially had three options: 1.... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois public schools on the defensiveAs I write this, the Illinois House has just passed a school funding bill that
SaukValley.com / Posted 22 days ago
As I write this, the Illinois House has just passed a school funding bill that includes $75 million in first-ever state tax credits for scholarships for youngsters to attend nonpublic schools in our state. The proposal is yet another declaration of... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois, it's time to take a lesson from Henry Fordother carmakers combined. Gov. Bruce Rauner had an opportunity to follow in Fo
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
other carmakers combined. Gov. Bruce Rauner had an opportunity to follow in Ford's footsteps: raise the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 an hour and bolster the state's overall economic performance. Instead, on Aug. 25, he used his veto power to... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
Northwest Herald / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it’s unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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ABC Montana
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
ABC Montana / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Illinois, it's time to take a lesson from Henry Fordother carmakers combined. Gov. Bruce Rauner had an opportunity to follow in Fo
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 23 days ago
other carmakers combined. Gov. Bruce Rauner had an opportunity to follow in Ford's footsteps: raise the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 an hour and bolster the state's overall economic performance. Instead, on Aug. 25, he used his veto power to... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Gov. Rauner signs major Illinois school funding bill into lawan earlier school funding measure, and there weren't enough votes to override h
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
an earlier school funding measure, and there weren't enough votes to override him, sending both sides to the table. The Illinois House approved the bill on Monday, and the Senate followed suit Tuesday. School districts already had missed two... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Illinois governor signs sweeping school funding changesChicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Ema
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 23 days ago
Chicago, just as Illinois does for all other districts. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Democrats who lead the Illinois House and Senate have lobbied for the change for years, saying it's unfair that Chicago taxpayers have to foot the... Read more
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