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Sen. Dick Durbin: President Trump used ‘hate-filled, vile and racist’ language in immigration meeting

Sen. Dick Durbin: President Trump used ‘hate-filled, vile and racist’ language in immigration meeting

By John Byrne and Katherine Skiba | Chicago Tribune

January 12, 2018


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Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin on Friday said President Donald Trump used "hate-filled, vile and racist" language when talking about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Rauner pulls TV ad featuring Missouri governor who admitted to extramarital affair

Rauner pulls TV ad featuring Missouri governor who admitted to extramarital affair

By Joseph Bustos | Belleville News-Democrat

January 11, 2018


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The advertisement featuring Greitens had him and the fellow Republican governors mockingly thanking Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan for improvements in their states.

Rauner hits Pritzker with Blagojevich wiretap ad, Pritzker responds with veterans’ deaths spot

Rauner hits Pritzker with Blagojevich wiretap ad, Pritzker responds with veterans’ deaths spot

By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

January 11, 2018


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The new advertising onslaught is unfolding well before either candidate has faced voters in the primary, foretelling how negative and expensive a potential general election contest would be between two wealthy men.

Cash-strapped schools continue to wait for state funding

Cash-strapped schools continue to wait for state funding

By Jason Nevel | The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.

January 9, 2018


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Over halfway through the 2017-18 school year, the wait continues as to when Illinois neediest schools will receive additional funding under the new formula.

Senator accused of sexual harassment fighting to stay on ballot

Senator accused of sexual harassment fighting to stay on ballot

By Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

January 9, 2018


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Silverstein is facing four primary challengers in a contest that started after a victims' rights advocate accused him of sexual harassment as she was working with him to pass a bill.

Should Illinois regulate Bitcoin? Lawmakers seek answers

Should Illinois regulate Bitcoin? Lawmakers seek answers

By Brenden Moore | The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.

January 8, 2018


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State Rep. Jaime Andrade said the main goal is to create an environment that "allows and fosters this technology."

Investigation details secretive contacts with lobbyist on $2 billion Illinois lottery contract

Investigation details secretive contacts with lobbyist on $2 billion Illinois lottery contract

By Joe Mahr and Matthew Walberg | Chicago Tribune

January 6, 2018


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A top staffer for the Illinois Lottery failed to disclose her relationships and contact with lobbyists for a firm that was bidding for a massive contract to manage the lottery, a state investigation has found.

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


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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


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"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."

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