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State senators urge ISBE to accelerate teacher shortage study

State senators urge ISBE to accelerate teacher shortage study

By John Reidy | Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois

November 16, 2017


Filed under State

According to a recent teacher shortage survey, 60 percent of school districts reported trouble filling teaching positions and 75 percent had seen fewer qualified candidates than in previous years.

Illinois politicians want to improve roads and bridges, but can the state afford it?

Illinois politicians want to improve roads and bridges, but can the state afford it?

By Joseph Bustos | Belleville News-Democrat

November 10, 2017


Filed under State

"If you look at a lot of the infrastructure in this state, especially in Southern Illinois, a lot was built in the 50s or 60s. We have bridges and roads that are in real need of repair."

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


Filed under State

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.

Rauner narrowly beats back union push to ban right-to-work zones

Rauner narrowly beats back union push to ban right-to-work zones

By Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger | Chicago Tribune

November 8, 2017


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In a statement, Rauner called the outcome "a victory for the people" that "kept the door open to stronger job growth in Illinois."

Republican leader wants sexual harassment hotline in wake of Capitol scandal

Republican leader wants sexual harassment hotline in wake of Capitol scandal

By Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

November 6, 2017


Filed under State

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin plans to introduce legislation to create a hotline where callers can report sexual harassment.

Illinois Democrats scramble to change law to keep alive ethics complaints stuck in limbo

Illinois Democrats scramble to change law to keep alive ethics complaints stuck in limbo

By Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger | Chicago Tribune

November 3, 2017


Filed under State

Legislative leaders failed to appoint a legislative inspector general, and without one, there is no one to look into the cases.

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


Filed under State

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.

‘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


Filed under State

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.

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


Filed under State

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.

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


Filed under State

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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