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Parents Of Kids Who Died Of Rare Disease Slam State For Not Testing As Required

CHICAGO (CBS) — A panel of lawmakers – reacting to a Chicago Tribune story – wants to know why the state let children die because it never enforced a 10-year-old state law requiring newborn screening of a rare genetic disease. 477 more words


Top Behavior Health Advocate Group Praises Rauner Approval of Youth DUI Law

(Springfield, IL) – A top Illinois behavioral health advocated lauded Governor Bruce Rauner’s approval on Tuesday of legislation requiring law enforcement to develop policies to care for intoxicated young people after a D.U.I. 357 more words

Mayor Defends CPS Property Tax Hike In State Education Funding Plan

CHICAGO (CBS) — The education funding plan approved by the Illinois General Assembly this week likely means another property tax hike for the Chicago Public Schools, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes Chicago residents will understand. 255 more words


Governor Expected To Get Education Funding Plan, Issue Prompt Veto

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers were returning to Springfield on Monday for a showdown on money for public schools, as the Illinois Senate prepares to send the governor education funding legislation he has vowed to rewrite. 385 more words


Lawmakers To Meet For Special Session Amid Education Funding Dispute

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some Illinois lawmakers were on their way back to Springfield on Wednesday, under orders from Gov. Bruce Rauner, for a special session to address education funding. 469 more words


Rauner To Call Another Special Session, Amid School Funding Dispute

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he will call lawmakers back into special session starting Wednesday, after Democratic leaders refused to send him school funding legislation he plans to rewrite to slash money for Chicago Public Schools. 394 more words


Rauner Vows Special Session Without Education Funding Plan By Noon Monday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Lawmakers could be staring at another special session, because of a dispute over education funding, after Gov. Bruce Rauner gave Democrats an ultimatum on Friday. 222 more words