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State Senator Fears Time Running Out To Pass Budget, Salvage Economy

CHICAGO (CBS) — A west suburban state lawmaker said time is running out for a resolution to the state budget stalemate that could actually save the Illinois economy. 306 more words

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With Grand Bargain Still Iffy, Watchdog Calls Rauner Budget Incomplete

CHICAGO (CBS) — A fiscal watchdog group has taken a dim view of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s current budget plan.

The Civic Federation has issued an 86-page report on the governor’s 2018 budget plan, and has said the proposal falls short. 300 more words

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Senate OKs Tougher Sentences For Repeat Gun Offenders

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has approved tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders aimed at reducing violence on Chicago’s streets.

The Senate voted 35-9 Thursday for Chicago Democratic Sen. 119 more words

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Chicago's Top Cop To Lobby Lawmakers On Repeat Gun Offender Law

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was in Springfield on Thursday to urge state lawmakers to approve tougher sentences for repeat gun offenders. 480 more words

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Illinois Senate Cancels Budget Votes; Leader Blames Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate’s top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state’s historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. 504 more words

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Are we getting closer to a state budget deal?

Reboot Illinois publisher Madeleine Doubek joins Justin to talk about all the action happening down in Springfield including the Illinois Senate making progress on the “Grand Bargain.”  Is a deal to end the state’s record budget impasse now looking less less likely? 44 more words

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