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5.4 million Illinois residents affected by massive Equifax data breach

5.4 million Illinois residents affected by massive Equifax data breach

By Gail MarksJarvis and Becky Yerak | Chicago Tribune

September 11, 2017


Filed under State

Equifax blamed Irma for longer wait times at its call centers in the wake of the breach, which affected 143 million customers nationwide.

Key Rauner education aide latest to leave administration

Key Rauner education aide latest to leave administration

By Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

September 11, 2017


Filed under State

Beth Purvis, whose last day is Friday, will oversee educational philanthropy at a nonprofit organization.

Rauner will borrow $6 billion to start paying off Illinois pile of unpaid bills

Rauner will borrow $6 billion to start paying off Illinois pile of unpaid bills

By Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia | Chicago Tribune

September 7, 2017


Filed under State

The move comes months after Democrats and some Republicans gave the governor the borrowing authority as part of a budget they enacted over his objections.

State makes first school funding payments

State makes first school funding payments

By Valerie Wells | Herald & Review, Decatur

September 7, 2017


Filed under State

Funding of any kind for schools was tied up in the legislative give-and-take of the state's first budget in three years.

After shooting by Chicago police, family seeks special prosecutor for 2011 killing

After shooting by Chicago police, family seeks special prosecutor for 2011 killing

By Jeremy Gorner | Chicago Tribune

August 31, 2017


Filed under Chicago, State

Flint Farmer was unarmed, carrying only a cellphone, when he was shot and killed by then-Officer Gildardo Sierra in 2011

AG Madigan sues to enforce Chicago police reform; Emanuel pledges cooperation

AG Madigan sues to enforce Chicago police reform; Emanuel pledges cooperation

By Hal Dardick and Jason Meisner | Chicago Tribune

August 29, 2017


Filed under State

The suit alleges "repeated pattern of excessive force and racially discriminatory policing practices" within the CPD

Financial literacy standards underway in Illinois schools

Financial literacy standards underway in Illinois schools

By Jason Nevel | The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois

August 28, 2017


Filed under State

Students will learn about advantages of putting money into a bank, having a good credit score and about investment options.

EDITORIAL: Two million reasons to vote ‘yes’ on school funding bill

EDITORIAL: Two million reasons to vote ‘yes’ on school funding bill

By Editorial Board | Chicago Tribune

August 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, State

The proposal would fund schools for the fiscal year and allow lower income families to access private tuition scholarships.

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