'Creative Bookkeeping' Prevents Illinois LayoffsOfficials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.
Deal Could Be Near to Keep Seven Illinois State Facilities OpenIf negotiations to keep the facilities open are successful, “the administration should go take those pink slips out of people’s mailboxes before the holidays.”
Illinois Mayors to State: 'Return Our Money'Several mayors say the state is holding income tax revenue it had previously returned to local coffers.

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