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Lawmakers try to address Rauner’s marijuana decriminalization concerns

By Monique Garcia, Chicago Tribune

April 20, 2016

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The Illinois Senate took another stab at decriminalizing marijuana statewide, approving a measure Tuesday aimed at satisfying Gov. Bruce Rauner's concerns that led him to veto a similar bill last year.The idea is that people c...

Universities given credit downgrade

By Julie Wurth, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana.

February 26, 2016

Filed under Latest News

Several beleaguered Illinois universities took another hit this week, with Moody's Investor Service downgrading their credit ratings because of the ongoing state budget crisis.Northern Illinois University and Northeastern Illinois...

Eastern Illinois community reflects on budget impasse’s effect on EIU

By Dawn Schabbing, Effingham Daily News

February 24, 2016

Filed under City, Latest News

Gina Furlin enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston to play volleyball. She's a setter on the team."I had some options to go other places, but I picked Eastern mainly because of its testing center," said Furlin.She ...

EIU backers plan rally in face of 200 layoffs

By Tom Kacich, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana

February 3, 2016

Filed under Latest News

Supporters of Eastern Illinois University — where layoff notices are going out to some 200 civil service employees — will rally later this week in support of a state appropriation to sustain the university.What's being bill...

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