The search is on for the winner of a $500,000 winning Lucky Day Lotto drawing sold at the Deer Creek Casey's General Store.Lottery officials say the winning ticket was purchased Monday night at the store, located at 312 E...
Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing a stopgag budget to fund schools, universities and other state services amid an ongoing fight with Democrats who run the Legislature.The Republican On Tuesday ripped a Democratic plan to fund schools in the new fiscal year that begins Friday, repeating criticism that it amounts to a "bailout" of Chicago Public Schools.Democrats argue their plan treats Chicago schools the same as every other Illinois district."I have said it before, and I'll say it again today: we must not bail out a broken system that refuses to change the way it does business," Rauner said in a statement. "Forcing Illinois to raise its income tax to bail out CPS is fundamentally unfair to our school children, parents, homeowners, and small business owners across the state."Rauner says Republican legislative leaders plan to file their own proposals Tuesday.They would fund K-12 education, road construction and other programs for a full year even if lawmakers don't agree on a new state budget by the Thursday night deadline.Information provided by the Springfield Journal-Register
Cindy Deadrick Wolfer suspended her campaign as the Republican candidate against state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, according to the Springfield Journal-Register.Wolfer did not give a reason as to why she is suspending her campaign, but did release a statement thanking friends and family for support while addressing problems in the state saying she had "not only witnessed, but experienced the many issues that impact the viability of a thriving State of Illinois."The withdrawal leaves Scherer unopposed in the 96th House District, which includes part of Springfield.Information provided by the Springfield Journal-Register
State lawmakers could decide Wednesday whether to send hundreds of millions of additional tax dollars to the Chicago Public Schools, a district that has some of the highest paid teachers in the country...
As if things between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees aren’t contentious enough, the union is calling for a strike assessment meeting. The two parties are in the middle of a labor dispute being handled by the Illinois Labor Relations Board. The Labor Board is meeting July 7 […]
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