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Survey shows Illinois schools could survive five months without state funding

By Jason Nevel, The State Journal-Register

June 2, 2016

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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...

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

By Tim Landis, The State Journal-Register

June 21, 2016

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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

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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 ...

IDOT plans to shut down projects starting June 30

By Joseph Bustos, Belleville News-Democrat

June 22, 2016

Filed under News

The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to begin shutting down construction projects beginning June 30 due to the budget impasse, a department spokeswoman said."We have started to inform our industry partners that all o...

Medical pot for PTSD could save program

By Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune

June 16, 2016

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Advocates for medical marijuana hope Illinois' plan to expand its program will give the industry the boost it needs to sustain itself — but some doctors warn that, despite changes made to protect them, they still have legal a...

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

By Monique Garcia and Kim Geiger, Chicago Tribune

June 21, 2016

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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...

Health care, human services providers cope as state’s unpaid bills pile up

By Dean Olson, The State-Journal Register

June 6, 2016

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Local providers of human services and health care were hit by a wave of disappointment and anxiety last week when the governor and General Assembly failed to reach a compromise on a state budget for the current or coming fiscal ...

Juvenile arrested, charged with aggravated robbery after Thursday incident

By Luke Nozicka, @lukenozicka

May 2, 2016

Filed under City, News

Carbondale police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday after a man was robbed by an acquaintance. A man was walking in the 300 block of West Pecan Street with acquaintances Thursday evening, when one of t...

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