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Caterpillar’s revenue rebound expected to continue in 2018 and beyond

Caterpillar’s revenue rebound expected to continue in 2018 and beyond

By Matt Buedel | Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois

November 8, 2017


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A 25 percent increase over this year's expected final tally of $44 billion is "reasonable" and can be achieved in the "near term," Caterpillar's director of investor relations told analysts on Tuesday.

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The test score that got you into college may not meet Illinois’ idea of ‘college ready’

The test score that got you into college may not meet Illinois’ idea of ‘college ready’

By Lexi Cortes | Belleville News-Democrat

November 3, 2017


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It's possible that high school seniors in Illinois who were accepted into college based on their SAT scores will later hear from their state that they aren't ready for college based on the same scores.

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‘Babies Before Bezos’: Union protests $2 billion for Amazon bid amid child care cuts

‘Babies Before Bezos’: Union protests $2 billion for Amazon bid amid child care cuts

By John Byrne | Chicago Tribune

November 2, 2017


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Carrying signs that read "Babies Before Bezos," about two dozen union workers called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner to spend more on child care subsidies, citing $2 billion in incentives dangled to lure Amazon to Chicago.

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Minimum wage bill sponsor says she’ll keep pressing for deal

Minimum wage bill sponsor says she’ll keep pressing for deal

By Doug Finke | The State Journal-Register, Springfield

October 30, 2017


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The principal sponsor of a bill to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour said the votes weren't there to attempt an override of Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the bill.

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Ives confirms she’ll challenge Rauner in GOP primary

Ives confirms she’ll challenge Rauner in GOP primary

By The State Journal-Register, Springfield

October 30, 2017


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State Rep. Jeanne Ives has told friends and supporters that she is circulating petitions to challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in the 2018 Republican primary.

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Showdown over Rauner labor law veto expected Wednesday

Showdown over Rauner labor law veto expected Wednesday

By Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

October 25, 2017


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Democrats led by Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday could try to finish overriding Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a bill that would ban local governments from setting up right-to-work zones

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