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A History Lover’s Travel Guide To Chicago

The Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.

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Union Lawsuit Seek Full Pay Despite No Illinois Budget

Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time despite the lack of a 2016 fiscal year budget.

07/02/2015

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Without a Budget, Providers Prepare, Officials Go to Court

Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service providers buckled up for a bumpy summer ride and state officials asked what bills could be paid if the impasse continues.

07/02/2015

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University of Illinois President Puts Raise Talk Off Over Budget

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said the school will put off any consideration of raises for the coming school year until the state budget situation is settled.

07/01/2015

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Illinois House defeats 1-Month Budget, Battle Continues

A temporary budget to keep Illinois government operating in a new fiscal year has failed in the House, but one is still alive because the Senate OK’d an identical measure.

07/01/2015

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High School Teacher Fired For Stepping On American Flag During Class

A high school teacher has been fired after stepping on the American flag during class.

07/01/2015

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10,000 Toilet Paper Rolls Stolen from Illinois Charity

Local grocery store said it would replace the stolen rolls for free.

07/01/2015

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Smoking Now Banned at All Illinois Public Colleges

The only exception to the ban is if you’re in a car either driving or parked on campus.

07/01/2015

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Democrats to Propose 1-Month Budget for Essential Services

The state’s most powerful Democrat says the Illinois House will approve a temporary budget to ensure continued services as a new fiscal year starts Wednesday without a spending agreement.

06/30/2015

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65,000 Ill. Employees Might Miss a Payday Wednesday

Ill. Attorney General says the comptroller can’t pay workers if there’s not an approved budget to pay them from.

06/30/2015

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