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House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner’s Protest

What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.


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Illinois Board of Education Chairman Zeroes In On Third Grade

“The one goal is to make sure that every student in the state of Illinois is reading at or above grade level by the time they finish third grade.”


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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.



State Regulators Look To Help Low-Income Customers

PSC opens inquiry to explore options


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Ameren Illinois Offers Help With Energy Bills

Ameren Illinois make an additional $500,000 available to its neediest central and southern customers to help pay energy bills.


James Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis makes his remarks at the Bipartisan Policy Center's BPC Regional Housing Forum in St. Louis on June 5, 2012. The Policy Center's housing commission aims to reform the nation's housing policy that will respond to near and long term challenges facing the housing sector.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Bullard: Housing Recovery Will Take Years

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says recovery for the collapse of the housing bubble will take years.


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Mo. Medicaid “Spend Down” Under Investigation

The investigation began because Department of Social Services employees failed to obtain proper documentation of medical bill payments.


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