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Amtrak Cuts Illinois Nearly $5 Million DealThere won't be passenger rail service interruptions due to Illinois' budget impasse -- at least not this year.
Univ. of Missouri Officials Under Fire for Expensive Hotel StaysInterim system President Mike Middleton says this a "serious" situation.
Rauner: Changing Rules for State-Bought Goods Can Save $514MRauner is urging lawmakers to pass legislation he said will reduce the time it takes to buy products by eliminating redundant steps in the procurement process.
Pension Bill on Hold Despite Rauner, Cullerton AgreementRauner announced last month that he's backing a Cullerton plan to give workers a choice in retirement benefits as a way to chip away at Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liability.
Missouri Lawmakers Pan Governor's Mid-Year Budget RequestBudget officials said Medicaid accounted for about three-quarters of the budget request.
Rauner Touts Progress in First Year; Says More Must be DoneGov. Bruce Rauner says he's taken steps to improve Illinois during his first year in office, but the job "is nowhere near complete."
St. Louis Year-End Crime Report Totals Expected TodaySome Aldermen and Alderwomen are are bracing for what could be a bad report.
Illinois House Speaker Madigan Misses Budget MeetingMadigan didn't attend the latest meeting Thursday aimed at ending a budget stalemate now in its sixth month because he had a scheduling conflict, according to his spokesman, Steve Brown.
Illinois' Unfunded Pension Liability Now up to $111 BillionIllinois must pay an additional $291 million into the state pension system over the next fiscal year in order to continue whittling away at its $111 billion unfunded liability, according to a new legislative report.
Madigan: Illinois Income Tax Should be Restored to Five PercentMadigan continues to label as "extreme" the governor's proposed changes.
County Council Raises Budget, But Not Taxes For 2016The County Council also approved $3 million in spending for the Loop Trolley project.
Illinois Leaders Report "Minor" Budget ProgressMadigan, Radogno and Durkin described the meeting at Rauner's office in Chicago as cordial and said they will meet again next week.

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