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IDOT plans to shut down projects starting June 30

By Joseph Bustos, Belleville News-Democrat

June 22, 2016

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...

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

By Tim Landis, The State Journal-Register

June 21, 2016

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...

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

By Dean Olson, The State-Journal Register

June 6, 2016

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 ...

Illinois needs serious, long-term budget fix

By Rockford Register Star

May 28, 2016

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...

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