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  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    Most students still not reading, adding at grade level
    Education reform (38) Sosnowski, Joe--State House, 69

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  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    : Let’s help Illinois get back on track with ‘College Changes Everything’ month
    Education--Higher (37)

    The two-year budget impasse had a serious impact on the state, and college students and those planning to attend were among those who faced significant uncertainty. Challenged by closure of programs and delays in grant funding, some students were forced to go part time, drop out or choose not to attend in the first place — certainly a negative for students, but also for the long-term econ...   read more >

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  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    Abortion bill is hot potato for Gov. Rauner
    Abortion (1)

    A bill that hasn’t even made it to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk yet could pose the biggest political problem for the governor so far.

    The bill is House Bill 40, a measure that in part is intended to protect abortion rights in the state in the event the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision.

    Proponents of the bill believe Rauner must sign the m...   read more >

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  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    Sen. McCann takes on Cellini in tiff with Bruner
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    A rift has formed between two former allies: JAMES P. BRUNER and state Sen. SAM McCANN.

    This was illustrated last week when 50th Senate District candidate STEVE McCLURE announced his candidacy at the Springfield office of United Contractors Midwest.

    It was the same place that McCann, R-Plainview, made a 2011 campaign announce...   read more >

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  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    State employees, retirees have opportunity for giving

    As the United Way of Central Illinois gears up for its critical annual campaign to support social services, I’d like to remind state employees of the opportunity to support charitable causes directly through SECA, the State and University Employees Combined Appeal Program.

     

    Since its establishment in 1983, this annual giving campaign has generated over $78 million in...   read more >

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  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    Statehouse Insider: Illinois finances not the worst? Believe it or not.

    The results are in and, defying all odds, Illinois isn’t the worst.

    And considering it involves state finances, it is even more amazing.

    The non-partisan Truth in Accounting released its annual Financial State of the States report that reviews the finances of all ...   read more >

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