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Cash-Strapped Illinois: Can’t Do the ‘Impossible’ on Paying

The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should “not mean doing the impossible” amid one of the nation’s worst budgetary crises.


Springfield, IL

Ill. Senate Budget-Veto Override in Doubt; No Decision Yet

Key Senate Democrats pressed for a vote on reversing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto, suggesting Tuesday that any available hammer be lifted to break the months-long spending deadlock before Wednesday’s deadline.


Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.


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HRABE: Trade DEADline Just That

It’s easy to slap a rumor (or passed-along information) into a Tweet.

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Deadline Day: Last Chance to Leave Normandy and Riverview Gardens Schools

A lottery on Friday will determine whether they get their first choices or not.


CHICAGO - MARCH 14:   Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012 in Chicago. Blagojevich must report to a federal prison in Colorado by tomorrow, to start serving a 14-year term he received for his conviction on numerous counts of fraud and corruption including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by then Senator Barack Obama. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Facing Deadline to Appeal Convictions

Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers were working Monday to meet a deadline to file what could be a book-length appeal.


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The Affordable Care Act Leaves Big Decisions for Small Business Owners

Small business owners only have half a year left before the Affordable Care Act mandates take effect.



Rams Submit Alternative Proposal for Dome Upgrades

Details of that plan will not be released.


Parents line up to cheer teachers as they return for meetings in Joplin, Missouri on August 15, 2011. Students will return to schools in Joplin on August 17. Several schools were severely damaged or destroyed in the May 22, 2011 tornado thaty claimed 160 lives. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock

Joplin School Board Approves Construction Timeline

School officials want to rebuild five schools by August 2014.


Joplin, Missouri Reels After F5 Tornado Devastates Town, Kills 132

Joplin Residents Have Until Oct. 15 For Demolition

Homes and buildings that suffered significant damage and need to be demolish have to be taken care of before the winter months.



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