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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

Madigan Cancels Scheduled Session Day... Again

The General Assembly was supposed to have been in “continuous session” for the month of June, but it has yet to meet in Springfield. 118 more words

Illinois News

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown: Stands Her Ground

Today at the Cook County Board of Commissioner’s meeting was very interesting to say the least. Between the applause section for animated but consistent citizen speaker, George Blakemore, the countless speakers testifying on behalf of Commissioner Boykin’s youth job resolution—the hot topic was Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown. 806 more words

National News

Granite City Schools Owe State $1 Million

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOX)- A state of Illinois over-payment to the Granite City School District means it’ll have to pay back one-million dollars.

Superintendent Jim Greenwald tells KMOX it shouldn’t affect planning for the 2016-2017 school year, “We really do feel that general state aid will be able to supplant some of this. 198 more words


The Rich Get Richer…

State of Illinois and Chicago Pays Billions To Banks While Cutting Services To The Poor

By Ken Hare

Chicago Defender Staff Writer

In a familiar scheme where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, Illinois and the City of Chicago continues to pay huge bank fees on complicated swap deals that were negotiated years ago – payments are in full and on time, every month! 166 more words


Sun-Times breaks a story about the CTU that the CTU broke nine months ago.

The CTU sold this building. Old news. Not a scoop.

The Sun-Times investigative reporters Dan Mihalopoulos and Lauren Fitzpatrick report a news scoop that reminds me of the one Mihalopoulos broke about CTU President Karen Lewis when she was considering a mayoral run. 235 more words


Kathy Powers reblogged this on KathyPowers1 and commented:

perplexedOld news about the "greedy" CTU doing a better job supporting public education and doing a better job than the school board. As CPS closed schools, investment in privatized charter schools flourished!