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  1. Illinois foundation to sell naming rights at fairgroundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | The Times

    Illinois foundation to sell naming rights at fairgrounds SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation is looking to sell naming rights of the state fairground buildings in Springfield and Du Quoin to help pay a backlog of maintenance repairs, but the state Department of Agriculture will have the final say.

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  2. Active shooter training is serious, vital workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | The Times

    It sounds like a riddle, but there's nothing humorous about preparing for a response to an active shooter situation. The Marseilles Training Center hosted more than 100 first responders across 10 agencies, including the Illinois National Guardsmen, for an active shooter exercise Tuesday.

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  3. Long, Welter upset with absenteeismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | The Times

    On Tuesday, Independence Day, only 54 members of the 118-member House showed, according to the Chicago Tribune. A day later, 59 went present.

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  4. Superintendents keep eye on Springfield as budget votes loomRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Times

    Times-area school superintendents are taking a "wait and see" approach to the possibility of a state budget for the first time in three years, asking how it might affect them. The Illinois Senate overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a $36 billion budget package Tuesday that included a tax increase.

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  5. Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit due to budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 | The Times

    Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency will likely lower Illinois' creditworthiness to below investment grade if feuding lawmakers fail to agree on a state budget for a third straight year, increasing the amount the state will have to pay to borrow money for things such as building roads or refinancing existing debt.

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  6. Statehouse Reeder: Yes, I've seen this beforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | The Times

    Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton listen as Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks about making changes in the state in at a 2015 program in Springfield. Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton listen as Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks about making changes in the state in at a 2015 program in Springfield.

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  7. Capitol Facts: In Springfield, nobody trusts anybodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | The Times

    One of the hottest rumors making the rounds among Statehouse types last week was that the governor and/or the Illinois Republican Party will be sending "trackers" to Springfield for the upcoming special legislative session. The rumor, which was everywhere, was that the trackers would follow Democrats around to try and get them to say silly things or record them doing stuff that might not look good to the folks back home.

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  8. A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | The Times

    Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month, triggering a requirement that any new budget vote be by three-fifths instead of a majority.

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  9. Alexander Hamilton's son was an early Illinois legislatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | The Times

    Alexander Hamilton, now best known for the Broadway musical that bears his name, lost in an 1804 duel with Vice President Aaron Burr, suffering a fatal gunshot wound on July 12, 1804. Lin-Manuel Miranda was the writer and star of "Hamilton: An American Musical," a smash musical that debuted 2015 on Broadway and won 11 Tony Awards.

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  10. Official warns Illinois finances in 'massive crisis mode'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | The Times

    During the two-and-a-half years Illinois has gone without a state budget, the previously little-known office of comptroller has had the unenviable job of essentially sitting at the kitchen table trying to figure out how to pay the bills. Like any household, there are some items that must be paid first.

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  11. Illinois governor calls special session to force budget dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | The Times

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called state legislators back to the Capitol for a special session starting next week to hammer out a budget deal and end an unprecedented impasse that could enter a third year. The Republican, in a Thursday Facebook video and statement, accused majority Democrats of "ignoring" his long-term recommendations to fix the state's massive financial problems. 1 comment

  12. Statehouse Reeder: a tax hike would make Illinois' problems worseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | The Times

    Both Republicans and Democrats in Springfield are making noise about raising our taxes and that just makes me plain nervous. A tax hike just isn't the fiscal salve needed to stave the state's financial woes.

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  13. House Democrats take time on Senate budget considerationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Times

    House Democrats take time on Senate budget consideration SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois House Democrats are taking their time in considering the state budget plan sent them this week by the Senate.

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  14. Statehouse Reeder: No need to re-write historyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Times

    Pat Quinn's portrait was unveiled at the Illinois statehouse recently and I'm glad. While I'm not a big fan of the former governor, he did some historic things and his legacy deserves to be honored with a painting.

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  15. Kinzinger's words on independence hold value for allRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2017 | The Times

    THUMBS UP TOa bold statements. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger has voted nearly in lockstep with President Donald Trump, but he's also been one of few Republicans willing to speak cleanly about ongoing concerns and allegations about the president's campaign and administration's ties to foreign powers.

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  16. Illinois child welfare head pledges reform in abuse probesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | The Times

    Department of Children and Family Services Director George Sheldon says he's considering a major change in the way the agency conducts abuse and neglect investigations. Sheldon told the Chicago Tribune investigators could benefit from access to records of past unproven allegations.

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  17. Talking Points: Fidget spinners another toy fadRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | The Times

    Fidget spinners are all the rage among school children and apparently lots of adults too, sparking a run on the toy across the country. The latest toy fad is a simple, small, hand-held, colorful device with a stable middle and small disc that spins several paddles.

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  18. Board: Illinois coliseum repairs could cost up to $4MRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | The Times

    Extensive repairs to the deteriorating Illinois State Fair Coliseum could take millions of dollars and two years, according to an agency that oversees state buildings. The Capital Development Board's conclusion was found in an emergency, $600,000 contract to enclose a short-term facility used to host horse shows and other events affected by the coliseum's shutdown in October, The State Journal-Register reported.

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  19. Ameren creates site to help customers get info about outagesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | The Times

    Ameren Illinois is making it easier for customers get more information about power outages. Ameren serves Ottawa.

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  20. Capitol Fax: Kennedy is not the establishment's pickRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | The Times

    Illinois has elected just two wealthy people to major statewide office in the last 20 years: Former U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald and Gov. Bruce Rauner. Both candidates won because they ran as firm, anti-establishment outsiders.

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