U of Illinois President Seeks Plan to Shore up State FundingThe University of Illinois president is pursuing an agreement with state leaders that would guarantee the school multi-year funding in exchange for controls on tuition increases and other benchmarks.
U of I Flagship Campus May Have Record Freshman ClassFreshman enrollment at the Urbana-Champaign campus was 7,600 on Monday, an increase from the record 7,583 set in 2005.
Gov. Rauner OKs 'Piecemeal' Spending Plan in Rare CompromiseThe conservative businessman has steadfastly opposed ``piecemeal'' spending during the deadlock now in its sixth month but reached a compromise on the matter with Democrats last week.
House OKs Releasing Local Funding, with Additional MoneyIllinois lawmakers continued the slow crawl to financing state government Wednesday, approving a measure that releases already-collected tax money.
Rauner Proposes Open, Then Closed, Budget NegotiationThe highly anticipated, publicly monitored budget summit among Illinois' feuding leaders should be mostly closed to the public, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday.
East St. Louis Solar Farm Held UpEast St. Louis' proposed solar farm is in a holding pattern right now.
Cash-Strapped Illinois: Can't Do the 'Impossible' on PayingThe 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.
Akin Supports Revised Boehner BillRep. Todd Akin says the balanced budget amendment made the difference.
Mo. Treasurer Says State Money SecureClint Zweifel is confident that state taxpayer money is safe, even if Washington fails to do its job.
Akin Will Not Support Republican PlanSpeaker John Boehner's debt limit bill is up for a vote today, but its future is still uncertain.
Quinn Plans to Skip $75 Million in RaisesQuinn's surprise announcement came on the day workers were to get 2 percent increases.

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