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Friends Of The Parks Opposes Emanuel's Compromise Plan For Lucas Museum

CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite agreeing to temporarily halt their lawsuit challenging the original plan for “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ lakefront museum, Friends of the Parks said Tuesday it would oppose any plan to put the museum along Lake Michigan, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed compromise at McCormick Place. 537 more words

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

State Rep. Lou Lang has proposed a brilliant and fair plan to help the state of Illinois dig itself out of its multi-billion dollar debt. Change the state’s fixed income tax rate for everyone and replace it with a scaled tax that actually reduces the state tax for most taxpayers, those earning under $200,000, and slightly raising it for everyone else. 654 more words

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Lawmaker Wants To Erase Word "Alien" From State Law

CHICAGO (CBS) — An Illinois state senator has proposed eliminating the word alien from state laws when referring to people from other countries.

Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) got the idea from a group of students at Solorio Academy High School. 323 more words

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Rauner Signs $600M University Funding Package

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation authorizing $600 million in emergency funding to keep major Illinois universities operating until fall.

The Republican signed the bill Monday after a debate last week over the temporary spending plan in the General Assembly. 101 more words

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Illinois Lawmakers Approve Higher-Ed Funds

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX/AP) – Illinois lawmakers have approved a $600 million short-term funding infusion for higher education institutions that have been struggling financially, due to not receiving state money during the state budget impasse. 219 more words

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Illinois Lawmakers Pass Bill To Fund Colleges, Universities

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) —Illinois’ college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the monthslong budget stalemate, even laying off employees. 621 more words

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Chicago State Student Leader Unimpressed By Rauner's Push For Budget Deal

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has urged lawmakers to come together and negotiate an end to the budget impasse that, among other things, threatens to shut down Chicago State University, but the head of student government at CSU said faculty and students have been saying that for months. 382 more words

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