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Comptroller: Illinois On Pace To Rack Up $5B Deficit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger’s office says required payments by the state are putting it on pace to rack up a $5 billion deficit. 132 more words

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State Halts Creation Of New Local Taxing Bodies

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner, who made consolidating the state’s massive number of local government bodies a prominent piece of his agenda, has signed legislation to impose a moratorium on the creation of any new taxing bodies in Illinois. 249 more words

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Illinois State Fair Vendors May Have Payment Delays

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Fair vendors have agreed to work even though their paychecks may be delayed because of state budget issues, event organizers said. 259 more words

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Cullerton Wants To Restart Budget Talks, Rauner Says He Only Wants More Taxes

CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after saying House Speaker Michael Madigan was the only obstacle to reaching a state budget deal, Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the other top Democrat in the General Assembly of refusing to negotiate, even as Senate President John Cullerton was saying the governor and lawmakers need to “hit the reset button” on budget talks. 974 more words

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Rauner Keeps Finger Pointed At Madigan For Budget Impasse

CHICAGO (CBS) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner doubled down Tuesday on his efforts to blame Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan for the state’s budget stalemate, accusing him of stalling any agreement on a spending plan. 558 more words

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Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance Cut

CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates want Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore a $60 monthly allowance for adults with developmental disabilities, but his administration insists there’s no way to stop an automatic reduction to the allowance, especially given Illinois’ finances. 482 more words

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Governor OKs Return Of Happy Hour To Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that allows bars and restaurants to begin offering happy hour drink specials for the first time in more than 25 years. 189 more words

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