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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    On Illinois farms, where labor is tight, foreign workers are welcomed
    Employment, Jobs (40) , Labor (55)

    Wayne Sirles parks his dusty pickup amid rows of peach trees, where Mexican pickers pluck fruit that a few years ago dropped to the ground to rot for lack of hands to harvest it.

     

    Not this year. Sirles, whose great-great-grandfather founded Rendleman Orchards in the tiny town of Alto Pass in southern Illinois, has for the second season hired temporary foreign workers throu...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    The Illinois Eclipse: It's not about Aug. 21. It's every day.

    Starting at 1:20 p.m. Monday, people in downstate Illinois will watch as their view of the sun is obliterated for 2 minutes and 43 seconds. Astronomy buffs have plotted a journey to Carbondale and other points to stand in the path of the first total eclipse to sweep across the continental U.S. since 1918.

    We’re sure that will be a thrilling sight. But there’s another ...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    Letter: Illinois residents held hostage
    Budget--State (8) Madigan, Michael--State House, 22

    To the Editor:

    We are being held hostages by our own representatives, who are sworn in to do as the people wish.

    For two years, we are still without a balanced budget and are going deeper in debt. It’s time these fat cats get off their behinds and start working for the people or resign and let the honest people run for office.

    These lifers are only looking ou...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    McDermed, Will County continue push for Lewis Airport tower
    Airports (4)

    The Will County Board is continuing its push for a permanent air traffic control tower at Lewis University Airport in Romeoville.

    State Rep. Margo McDermed, R-Mokena, presented the board with a resolution Thursday in support of the permanent tower, which offic...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    Mendota grade school district banks on state funds
    Education Funding (36a)

    MENDOTA — This is the month when school districts are required to present a budget to the taxpayers and this is the year when the legislature has again made that job nearly impossible.

    Mendota Grade School superintendent Kristen School told her board the district could receive almost $200,000 more this year if state representatives can override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s am...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    Congressman says leadership needed
    President (73) Rezin, Sue--State Senate 38

    U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of worsening the nation's divisions by downplaying "the morally repugnant ...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss brings gubernatorial campaign to Moline
    Candidates--Statewide (12) Biss, Daniel--State Senate, 9

    Illinois gubernatorial candidate and Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss said his idea for funding schools while reducing burdensome property taxes will be to institute a progressive income tax in the state and do away with the flat tax.

     

    “Ours is the most regressive income tax of any state in the union,” Bliss said Saturday during a town hall meeting at Black H...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    General Assembly needs to override veto of Debt Transparency Act
    Comptroller (21)

    The state of Illinois, as of Friday, owed its vendors about $14.7 billion.

    At least, Comptroller Susana Mendoza thinks that’s what the debt is, based on the bills in her office and the ones she is aware of at state agencies.

    Ridiculously, state agencies are only required to annually report in October the aggregate amount of bills being held as of June 30. By that poi...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    Rauner signs law to eliminate township collector in Sangamon County
    Rauner, Bruce

    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday to eliminate, eventually, the position of township collector in Sangamon County.

    House Bill 3521, which does away with the position in 2022, was sponsored by Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield.

    Butler could not be reached Friday. However, he previously issued a statement that the position of township collector “has become outdated...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    Statehouse Insider: Rauner tells reporters to not question wife’s role in the administration
    Rauner, Bruce

    You could say Gov. BRUCE RAUNER was not a happy man last week.

    A couple of media outlets filed open records requests to get emails sent by first lady DIANA RAUNER on a state email account. It was not a question of trying to get emails sent on a personal account. One reason was to determine if the first lady had a hand in all of the recent staff ch...   read more >

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  • Monday, August 21, 2017
    Rauner vetoes plan requiring overdue bill reporting
    Comptroller (21) , Rauner, Bruce

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that the Democratic comptroller says would help the state manage overdue bills.

    The Republican governor rejected on Friday a plan pushed by Comptroller Susana Mendoza. It would require state agencies to regularly report the bills they’ve not yet sent the comptroller for payment.

    Mendoza ar...   read more >

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