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Rauner to start borrowing $6 billion today

Rauner to start borrowing $6 billion today

October 17, 2017

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

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

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

  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...

Women’s March organizers plan another Chicago rally for 2018

Women’s March organizers plan another Chicago rally for 2018

By Angie Leventis Lourgos | Chicago Tribune

October 11, 2017

The demonstration is intended to highlight women's rights as well as other social causes like affordable health care, immigration, racial justice, LGBT rights, environmental protection, reproductive rights and access for people with disabilities.

Emanuel criticizes Trump over Las Vegas response; Rauner wants ‘dialogue’ about guns

Emanuel criticizes Trump over Las Vegas response; Rauner wants ‘dialogue’ about guns

By John Byrne and Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

October 3, 2017

Either side of the gun debate can have a tough time changing state laws because of the differing regional attitudes toward firearms across Illinois.

Rauner disappoints local pro-lifers

Rauner disappoints local pro-lifers

By Dawn Schabbing | Effingham Daily News

October 2, 2017

"I believe a woman should have the right to make that choice herself and I do not believe that choice should be determined by income. I do not think it's fair to deny poor women the choice that wealthy women have."

Cities are feeling the ‘Net effect

Cities are feeling the ‘Net effect

By Ben Zigterman | The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana

October 2, 2017

Earlier this year, it was Payless ShoeSource, Gordmans and Gander Mountain — to name just a few of the major retailers that have filed for bankruptcy protection in 2017.

Rauner signs controversial abortion bill, angering conservatives

Rauner signs controversial abortion bill, angering conservatives

By Kim Geiger and Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

September 28, 2017

Rauner, who has long supported abortion rights, said that in the end, he has "to be consistent with my values."

U.S. Supreme Court to take up union fee case first sparked by Rauner

U.S. Supreme Court to take up union fee case first sparked by Rauner

By Kim Geiger | Chicago Tribune

September 28, 2017

This case challenges the practice of government employee unions collecting fees from nonmembers, a question the court deadlocked over last year.

‘Salaries are still low’: Teacher shortage leaves schools searching for new ways to recruit

‘Salaries are still low’: Teacher shortage leaves schools searching for new ways to recruit

By Suzanne Baker | Chicago Tribune

September 28, 2017

"Students coming out of a four-year college want to know whether they'll be able to pay off their student loans with their teacher salaries, and STEM careers are far more attractive."

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