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  • 8/15/2018
    You can tell state lawmakers what you think will solve SIU’s ‘turmoil.’ Here’s how.
    Education--Higher (37) Welch, Emanuel "Chris"--State House, 7
    A state lawmaker from Cook County is planning trips to Edwardsville and Carbondale to hear from people about the future of the Southern Illinois University system.

    SIU recently lost its president and is the subject of state legislation to read more >

  • 8/15/2018
    Williamson County commissioner says GOP applied heavy pressure to get gun measure on ballot
    Candidates--Legislative (11) Fowler, Dale--State Senate, 59 , Severin, Dave--State House, 117

    MARION — A Williamson County commissioner says the push for a gun control advisory question on November’s ballot has nothing to do with letting the voters speak and everything to do with heavy-handed Springfield politics.

    Commissioner Ron Ellis said when the Williamson County Board first started talking in June about letting the voters decide if the board should oppos... read more >

  • 8/15/2018
    Morning Spin
    Rauner, Bruce , State Fair, Fairs

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Republican Party on Wednesday get their day at the Illinois State Fair, an annual ritual that draws politicians from across the state for long speeches, large livestock and lots of food on sticks.

    Rauner typically rides his Harley to the festivities, which could largely serve as a rally for his re-election bid as he tries to unify th... read more >

  • 8/15/2018
    SIU Board of Trustees moves forward with allocation study, approves Buys and Balkansky as interim deans
    Education--Higher (37)
    The SIU Board of Trustees will be moving forward with a request for proposals on a system funding allocation study using an informal process that gives the board and the university more input.

    After discussion with the Amy Sholar, SIU Board of Trustees chair, creating an request for proposal by Aug. 1 and presenting multiple potential consultants to the board at the Sept. mee... read more >

  • 8/15/2018
    IT study: MI election performance drops, OH & IL increase, MN stays at 2
    Election Issues (not candidates) (39)
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently released its rankings of how well each state facilitated its elections in 2016. There were a number of fluctuations in Midwest states from the 2012 results.

    Most notably, Illinois moved up from 20 to seven in the ranking, Ohio moved up from 24 to 21, Michigan dropped from six to 23, South Dakota dropped from 29 to 45 and Wisconsin dropped... read more >

  • 8/15/2018
    Politically connected former employees sue to get state jobs back
    Governor (44) , Unions, labor (55)
    A group of politically connected state employees are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner to get their jobs back after the governor had them fired.

    The eight employees were identified by an Executive Inspector General’s report as political patronage hires from the... read more >