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  • 8/22/2017
    In Carterville, Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne takes the stage as sun enters total eclipse
    Parks, Recreation Fowler, Dale--State Senate, 59

    CARTERVILLE — As the first diamond ring of the eclipse appeared, Ozzy Osbourne walked on stage at Walker’s Bluff and began to sing “Bark at the Moon” as the shadow of the moon swept across the crowd.

    The crowd welcomed the cooler temperature and breeze that accompanied totality.

    “I don’t think I’ve ever been in this part of the world... read more >

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  • 8/22/2017
    Morning Spin for Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    Education Funding (36a)

    Illinois' legislative leaders are set to meet again Tuesday about the state's continuing inability to send money to schools.

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  • 8/22/2017
    Rauner misses opportunities with veto of debt-transparency law
    Rauner, Bruce

    We can understand why Gov. Bruce Rauner senses a whiff of political partisanship around a bill that would enable more of a real-time look at the state's debt picture. But his decision to veto the law is an unfortunate overreaction that misses two not-insignificant opportunities.

    One is the chance to demonstrate some spirit of collaboration on a significant bill that, a... read more >

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  • 8/22/2017
    Businesses hope for eclipse payday
    Business (10) , Economy (34)

    It’s no secret that hotels in southern Illinois have few if any vacancies left ahead of Monday’s total solar eclipse. But for $1,200 a night between Sunday and Tuesday, you can rent a four-bedroom house in Salem, about 45 miles south of Effingham.

    Salem, like Effingham, is outside the path of totality in Illinois. But Mistie Urdaneta, who owns a wedding business call... read more >

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  • 8/22/2017
    State owes PC schools nearly $300,000 for last fiscal year
    Education Funding (36a)

    GRANVILLE — The state of Illinois still owes $294,418.64 to Putnam County schools from the last fiscal year.

    “It is really complicated right now; it is really a mess,” said superintendent Carl Carlson. The district received the third categorical payment for last fiscal year, but the district hasn’t received the fourth payment.

    Carlson said he’s... read more >

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  • 8/22/2017
    A budget surplus? MHS could be in the black this year
    Education Funding (36a)

    MENDOTA — If the Illinois House of Representatives overrides Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, then Mendota High School might have its first year in the black since Jeff Prusator became superintendent.

    “Hopefully this is the last year of this guessing,” he said to the school board Monday night.

    Prusator said SB1 could bring an add... read more >

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