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  1. Our View: Illinois nearing the precipice on school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | The Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto power to halt a multi-million dollar block grant to Chicago Public Schools and remove help for Chicago teacher pensions, and in doing so, put a stop sign on funding public schools across the state. The school funding bill, which would have had a formula to disperse more dollars to the neediest districts, now returns to the Democrat-controlled Legislature, where a three-fifths vote in both chambers is needed to either override Rauner's changes or approve them to be able to send money to schools this year.

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  2. Talking Points: Illinois education will never be equalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | The Times

    That might not ever happen and Illinois politicians are probably swinging at windmills if they think they can legislate such equality. All Illinois children never have been and never will be born into equal circumstances, but it seems politics often gets in the way of providing the opportunity for all of them to achieve to the best of their ability.

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  3. Capitol Facts: SB1 isn't the solutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | The Times

    During the lead-up to the recent special legislative session over the state budget and a tax hike, Gov. Bruce Rauner's staff studied whether their boss had the power to force legislators to attend the sessions. A court ruled during the Rod Blagojevich era that the General Assembly must convene at the date and time ordered by the governor, but Rauner's staff found nothing in state statutes that gives the governor the power to, for instance, deploy the Illinois State Police to haul legislators to Springfield.

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  4. Central Illinois hospital offers delayed baths for newbornsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | The Times

    Central Illinois hospital offers delayed baths for newborns SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A hospital in central Illinois is offering delayed first baths for healthy newborns as part of a low-tech approach to infant care.

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  5. No movement on 1st day of special session on school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Times

    The agenda was scant and attendance light Wednesday, the opening day of a special session called by Gov. Bruce Rauner to resolve a funding fight that'll determine whether schools get state money before the start of the academic year. Instead, the Republican governor and Democratic leaders pointed fingers over who's hindered progress, a familiar scenario in a state that only recently ended an unprecedented two-year budget impasse.

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  6. Governor signs lawmaker cost freeze into lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | The Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a measure that will halt increases of lawmaker cost-of-living pay adjustments, mileage reimbursement and other costs. The Republican signed the plan into law Wednesday at the Capitol at the start of a special session, calling it an important step for taxpayers.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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