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Illinois women hit ‘disproportionally hard’ by record state budget impasse

By Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger, Chicago Tribune

June 21, 2016

Filed under News

As Illinois government has lurched along for nearly a year without a formal budget, women who rely on state services have been among those suffering the most.Frozen out of the haphazard funding system that's emerged during the i...

State’s budget stalemate is hurting small business, governor says

By Tim Landis, The State Journal-Register

June 21, 2016

Filed under News

The nearly year-old state budget deadlock loomed large at the annual Small Business Awards luncheon of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.Gov. Bruce Rauner pointed out that small businesses create most new j...

Illinois lawmakers fail to approve budget, but did send 400+ bills to Rauner

By Celeste Bott, Chicago Tribune

June 4, 2016

Filed under News

Democrats and Republicans haven't been able to agree on a state budget or education funding plan, but lawmakers still managed to send Gov. Bruce Rauner more than 400 pieces of legislation, from measures aimed at expanding voter ...

Survey shows Illinois schools could survive five months without state funding

By Jason Nevel, The State Journal-Register

June 2, 2016

Filed under News

Schools in Illinois, on average, could stay open for five months without state funding, a recent survey by the Illinois Association of School Administrators found.The possibility of schools shuttering continued to linger after stat...

Illinois needs serious, long-term budget fix

By Rockford Register Star

May 28, 2016

Filed under Opinion

That Mike Madigan. He's such a jokester. He and the other Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives should open their own comedy club. It would give Second City a run for its money.Speaking of money, that budget Speake...

Chicago State lays off a third of its staff

By Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

April 30, 2016

Filed under News

Chicago State University on Friday said more than 300 employees are being laid off, a dramatic downsizing a week after the school received some long-awaited money from the state, the Tribune has learned.The layoffs — which equ...

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