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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Annual children's golf outing raises money for new clothes for kids
    Children, Teens (19) Fowler, Dale--State Senate, 59

    HARRISBURG — Despite the heat, more than 60 young people gathered Thursday morning for the 15th Annual Fowler-Bonan Foundation Clothes for Kids Jr. Golf Day at the Shawnee Hills Country Club in Harrisburg.

    The annual event offers a free morning of golf to young people from ages 4 to 18, and raises money to buy clothing for impoverished local youth.

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Questions linger in Lebanon Cemetery undermining
    Coal (20)

    GALATIA — When Jim and Dan Harris laid their mother to rest this spring, little did they know that her grave site would be disturbed within a matter of months as the cemetery was prepared for undermining.

    At some point this year, shortly before Labor Day, workers from the American Coal Company entered the cemetery and laid flat most existing headstones as ...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Rauner: Amendatory veto of K-12 funding bill would help Southern Illinois schools
    Education Funding (36a) , Education--Elementary and Secondary (36) Madigan, Michael--State House, 22 , Manar, Andy--State Senate, 48

    CARBONDALE — Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that his plan to change the language of a key K-12 funding bill would funnel more money into downstate schools and avoid an unfair “bailout” of Chicago Public Schools.

    During an interview with The Southern’s editorial board, Rauner called for the General Assembly to send him the Evidence-Based Fundin...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    CPS expects 8,000 fewer students; per-pupil spending to increase $200
    Chicago--Schools (18)

    Amid another steep enrollment drop, Chicago Public Schools’ principals received school budgets Thursday designed to hold schools steady with a slight per-student funding increase.

    Yet uncertainty remains about how the school year, promised to start on time, will end as ...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Illinois avoids credit ‘junk’ heap — for now
    Bonds, Bonding, Borrowing, Debt, Credit Rating

    Illinois has escaped the immediate pressure of its credit rating being downgraded to “junk” bond status — for now— Moody’s Investors said on Thursday.

    Moody’s said the passage of a state budget for the first time in two years “alleviated liquidity pressure and moved the state closer to fiscal balance.”

    Lawmakers overrode Gov. ...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Morning Spin for Friday, July 21, 2017
    Rauner, Bruce

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faces a world of woes on her own turf, with key ally Joe Berrios   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Clothes for Kids tournament continues to benefit region
    Children, Teens (19) Fowler, Dale--State Senate, 59

    HARRISBURG -- Thursday dawned hot enough that little dew was left on the grass at Shawnee Hills Country Club, home of the 15th Annual Fowler-Bonan Foundation Clothes for Kids Youth Golf Tournament.

    Despite the heat that saw some golfers and spectators drink entire bottles of water over the course of each hole, 65 youth golfers persevered the humidity and blazing sun to make ...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit rating, but risks remain
    Bonds, Bonding, Borrowing, Debt, Credit Rating , Budget--State (8)

    CHICAGO – A major credit rating agency says Illinois' rating won't be lowered to "junk" but warns the state still faces serious financial challenges and long-term risks.

    Moody's Investors Service on Thursday affirmed Illinois' current rating with a negative outlook, saying a downgrade remains possible in the next two years.

    Moody's put Illinois under review for a d...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Column: Now that we have a budget, let’s fix electorial process
    Budget--State (8) , Election Issues (not candidates) (39)

    I unplugged my television recently. Former binge programs such as “Better Call Saul” and “House of Cards” have bored me to tears this season. Plus, my house is divided between Bears and Jets fans, so it’s going to be a long year. I’d rather save the money, thanks.

    There was another reason for pulling the plug: A few more months and we’ll ...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Illinois Department of Public Health reminds residents to avoid ticks
    Health (49) , Natural resources (23)

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Public Health shared some tips on how to avoid ticks.

    “Ticks can carry diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis,” said Director Shah. “A bite from a tick can cause anywhere from mild to severe illness, and even death in some cases, so it is important to protect yourself against bites.&#...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Rezin: State should follow example set by Illinois Valley on flood response
    Floods (42) Rezin, Sue--State Senate 38

    In the wake of a northeastern Illinois flooding disaster, state Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris), whose district includes most of the Illinois Valley, is urging the state of Illinois to follow an example set here.

    Rezin sent out a public letter this week, mentioning the Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance that involves local community emergency responders and assigned flood manag...   read more >

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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Unclaimed property bill requires excess funds go towards curing pension debt
    Pensions (70) , Treasurer (92) McCarter, Kyle--State Senate, 54
    SPRINGFIELD - A provision of the omnibus budget bill that allows the Illinois treasurer to offset "actuarial reserve deficiencies" in the state's woefully under-funded pensions, faces criticism among business interests.

    Proposed by Treasurer Michael Frerichs, the new law gives his office discretion to turn over any amount received through the sale of abandoned property to state pen...   read more >
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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Rauner sets deadline for SB1, says he’ll call special session
    Education Funding (36a) , Rauner, Bruce

    Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday said he will call lawmakers back into special session if a school funding reform bill isn’t on his desk by noon Monday.

    At a news conference at Auburn High School in Auburn, south of Springfield, Rauner also set a July 31 deadline for lawmakers to approve a funding reform measure he finds acceptable that is needed to ensure schools will open on tim...   read more >

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