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Illinois Lawmaker Resigns, Citing Cyber Security Problems

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican state representative is resigning from the Illinois House, citing “cyber security issues.”

House Republican floor leader Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove issued a statement Sunday that said he began to “re-evaluate” his role “after some cyber security issues arose.” 81 more words

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Leaders Tout Measure To Secure Life Insurance Payments

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs and state legislators from both parties Tuesday asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to act quickly to sign legislation that would require insurance companies to notify beneficiaries of available death benefits. 175 more words

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State Senator Wants Illinois To Allow Local Assault Weapon Bans

CHICAGO (CBS) — A north suburban state lawmaker is moving forward with her push to get the state to allow local governments to decide if they want to ban assault weapons. 255 more words

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Governor Forms Panel To Overhaul School Funding Formula

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced a new commission tasked with overhauling Illinois’ outdated public school funding formula.

The governor said each of the state’s four legislative leaders has agreed to appoint five members to the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission. 163 more words

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Thirty Days Have September, April, June ... And Illinois (Finally) Has a Budget!

By Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude)

Well, I think so.

As of this writing, late afternoon on June 30, 2016, both houses of the Illinois legislature have… 389 more words

Illinois Budget Deal Heading For House Vote

CHICAGO (CBS) — The state’s epic budget impasse could end Thursday, as lawmakers were expected to vote on a stopgap spending plan, and a full-year education funding deal allowing schools to open in fall. 390 more words

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After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In Springfield

CHICAGO (CBS) — State lawmakers were holding their breath Wednesday night over a tentative deal to end the epic budget stalemate.

Multiple sources said Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Mike Madigan have temporarily put aside their differences to cut a deal and ease worried school parents afraid schools won’t open on time in the fall. 312 more words

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