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Illinois Schools Still Fattening Pensions

Chicago Tribune analysis says state law hasn’t been a deterrent

05/24/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and wife Diana wave to the crowd after taking the oath of office during ceremonies at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on January 12, 2015.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Gov. Rauner Donates Cash to GOP Lawmakers

Illinois’ chief executive doles out $400,000 from his own campaign fund

05/16/2015

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Tobacco QuitLine, SIDS Prevention Funds Cut in Ill.

Gov. Rauner takes away $4.5 million in an effort to plug state budget hole.

04/04/2015

Wood River Mayor Fred Ufert (photo: woodriver.org)

Wood River, Ill. Mayor Dies

Fred Ufert had emergency heart surgery earlier in the week.

03/25/2015

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Downstate Illinois Congressman Resigns

Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria says constant questions about spending make it too difficult to continue serving.

03/17/2015

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Illinois Bill Pardons Underage Drinkers Who Call 911

Roughly two dozen other states have passed laws like this

03/14/2015

(ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Budget Cuts Could Harm SIUE Pharmacy School

University presidents criticize Gov. Rauner’s fiscal belt-tightening

03/13/2015

East St. Louis City Council member Emeka Jackson-Hicks is running for mayor of East St. Louis. On March 6, 2015 she welcomed U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's endorsement (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Durbin Endorses Challenger in East St. Louis Mayoral Race

U.S. Senator says its time for Alvin Parks to go.

03/06/2015

Illinois State Rep. Avery Bourne (photo: IL General Assembly)

Wash U. Law Student Joins Illinois Legislature

State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Pawnee) may be youngest ever to serve in Springfield

02/21/2015

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Illinois Gov. Wants to Cut Amtrak Funding

Bruce Rauner’s budget could reduce number of trains between Chicago & St. Louis

02/20/2015

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