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Attorney General Madigan Asks Judge To OK Payments Without State Budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general has asked a Cook County judge to clarify what bills the state may pay without spending authority during the budget impasse. 117 more words

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Rauner Vetoes Pay Raises For Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers, Top Aides

CHICAGO (CBS) — In a new twist to the state’s ongoing budget battle, Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed salary increases for Illinois lawmakers, and other highly paid state employees. 235 more words

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Governor, Democrats Still At Odds In Face Of Partial Government Shutdown

Updated 07/01/15 – 11:26 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — As the state entered a new fiscal year with no budget in place, and Democratic lawmakers prepared to vote on a one-month spending plan to avoid a temporary government shutdown, state workers were venting their frustration at a big rally in downtown Chicago. 871 more words

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House Defeats Delay In CPS Pension Payment

UPDATE: 10:37 p.m. 6/23/15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democrats’ cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to approve giving cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools a six-week reprieve on making a $634 million pension contribution. 663 more words

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Lawmakers Return To Springfield; 8 Days Before Budget Due

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly makes what has become its weekly return to Springfield with a state budget still unresolved and only eight days before it’s due. 120 more words

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Lawmakers OK Pilot Program To Replace Snow Days With Online Classes

CHICAGO (CBS) — Snow days could become a thing of the past for Illinois students, under legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly.

The idea is to turn snow days – or days off school due to extreme cold, or heavy snow – into so-called “e-learning days.” 144 more words

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Sponsor of "Granny Cam" Bill: "It's About the Vulnerable"

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – With more than a hundred cases of abuse, neglect and fraud involving Illinois nursing home residents last year, one state Representative is counting on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to allow cameras in nursing homes. 210 more words

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