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Civic Federation: Higher Taxes, Spending Limits Needed To Fix State Budget

CHICAGO (CBS) — A research group has offered a laundry list of suggestions to help pull Illinois government out of its financial mess.

More than seven months into a budget stalemate, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said “there are no more politically popular solutions left.” 310 more words


President Obama Urges Bipartisanship In Speech To State Lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) —President Barack Obama was talking up the values of compromise and cordiality in a speech to Illinois lawmakers in Springfield, nine years to the day after he announced his campaign for president, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. 432 more words


Guardian Angels Back Proposed Ban On Posting Fight Videos Online

CHICAGO (CBS) — The leader of the Guardian Angels has applauded an effort in Springfield to make it a crime to film violent incidents and post the video online. 474 more words


President Obama To Address State Lawmakers In Springfield

CHICAGO (CBS) — President Barack Obama is on his way to the Illinois State Capitol to speak to state lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.

The White House has said the president will address the Illinois General Assembly to make a plea for unity, to discuss “what we can do, together, to build a better politics – one that reflects our better selves.” … 195 more words


Illinois Lawmaker Wants To Ban Online Videos Of Fights

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones. 584 more words


Chicago State University Students Rally In Loop To Protest Possible Shutdown

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two weeks after they shut down part of the Dan Ryan Expressway to protest the possible closing of their school amid the state budget impasse, students from Chicago State University took their protest to the governor’s office downtown. 494 more words


Rauner Curious To Find Out What Obama Will Tell State Lawmakers Next Week

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner said he’s looking forward to hearing from President Barack Obama, who will visit the Illinois State Capitol next week, to speak to the General Assembly. 330 more words