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Editorial: Harder work needed on state budget

By Herald & Review in Decatur

February 17, 2016

As each day passes, the state's budget crisis reaches deeper and deeper into the lives of Illinois residents.Although some of the signs are evident, such as social service agencies struggling to make ends meet, colleges and un...

Gas-price drop likely to linger briefly

By Jacksonville Journal

February 9, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Illinois fell 8 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $1.59 statewide Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,378 gas outlets in Illinois. This compares with the national average th...

Missouri, Illinois March primaries will be in a decisive season

By Chuck Raasch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

February 8, 2016

March is the decisive month in the 2016 presidential primaries, and Missouri and Illinois are smack in the middle of it.With New Hampshire's Tuesday primary looming and South Carolina and Nevada showdowns coming later this mo...

Illinois Obamacare sign-ups rise 12 percent

By Corilyn Shropshire, Chicago Tribune

February 5, 2016

The number of Illinois residents who signed up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchange is up nearly 12 percent this year, according to preliminary data released Thursday by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.In ...

Chicago State University declares financial crisis due to state budget mess

By Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune

February 4, 2016

Chicago State University declared a financial crisis Thursday, laying the groundwork for a plan that could include major cuts at the South Side public institution.By claiming financial exigency, the university also is sending a ...

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