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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


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.

Showdown over Rauner labor law veto expected Wednesday

Showdown over Rauner labor law veto expected Wednesday

By Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

October 25, 2017


Filed under State

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

Illinois Democrats advance ban on ‘bump stocks’; Republicans call the effort too broad

Illinois Democrats advance ban on ‘bump stocks’; Republicans call the effort too broad

By Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

October 24, 2017


Filed under State

Democrats advanced legislation Tuesday that would ban trigger modification devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly.

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood addresses tax reform, NAFTA status and the national opioid crisis

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood addresses tax reform, NAFTA status and the national opioid crisis

By Jared DuBach | Canton Daily Ledger

October 19, 2017


Filed under State

Tax reform, White House examination of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the state of the nationwide opioid epidemic were three topics of concern discussed in a recent interview by the Voice with U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood.

Rauner to start borrowing $6 billion today

Rauner to start borrowing $6 billion today

October 17, 2017


Filed under State

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration will go to the bond market on Tuesday with plans to borrow $6 billion in the coming days to help pay down nearly $16 billion in bills the state owes to scores of businesses large and small. The state will seek a total of $1.5 billion in tax-exempt general obligation...

An extra $1.10 per month in phone fees in Emanuel budget

An extra $1.10 per month in phone fees in Emanuel budget

By John Byrne and Hal Dardick | Chicago Tribune

October 17, 2017


Filed under Chicago, State

Another increase in the 911 phone tax will help pay for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2018 spending plan, which also will include an increase in the fee for Uber and Lyft rides to increase CTA funding, City Hall sources said Tuesday. A $1.10-a-month increase in the 911 tax would pump about $40 million into...

Hurricane-ravaged Caribbean medical school relocates to cruise ship

Hurricane-ravaged Caribbean medical school relocates to cruise ship

By Nereida Moreno | Chicago Tribune

October 13, 2017


Filed under National, State

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Adtalem Global Education has turned to an unconventional facility to house its storm-ravaged Caribbean medical school campus: a cruise ship.

Rauner vows to get newborn screening for Krabbe disease ‘done’

Rauner vows to get newborn screening for Krabbe disease ‘done’

October 12, 2017


Filed under State

  Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said he was frustrated with how long the state is taking to begin screening Illinois newborns for a deadly disease and vowed to "get this testing done." He backed his Public Health Department's handling of the matter, but neither the department nor Rauner could...

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