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  • Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Deer Creek
    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...
  • Rauner Aims for Stopgag Budget, Blasts Dems Education Plan
    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
  • GOP Candidate Drops Out of Decatur Race
    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
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  • Chicago school funding is sticking point
    shutterstock_194002568The state’s elected leaders agree a deal is needed to ensure all schools can open and stay open, but differ on how much to give to Chicago Public Schools...
  • AFSCME gets a jump on talking strike
    Rauner bye byeAs 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 […] The post AFSCME gets a jump on talking strike appeared first on Illinois News Network.
  • In Illinois, pensions trump people
    Springfield CapitalA yearlong budget battle is set to push Illinois into uncharted waters. No state has gone without a budget for a full year since at least the 1930s, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. State Comptroller Leslie Munger announced that come July 1, her office will be forced to stop $23 billion in […] The post In Illinois, pensions trump people appeared first on Illinois News Network.
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