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[17 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* From a union leader…
Another big union turnout (350-500 people) and another local government postpones consideration of Rauner’s turnaround agenda, this time in Livingston Co. Rauner got 66% of the vote in Livingston in November.
A pic…

* From the governor’s office…
Hi, Rich –
I have attached the Westville resolution as promised.
And you can add Winthrop Harbor […]

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Erickson…
Although state finances are stretched thin, the Illinois House approved a plan Wednesday to pay out more than $60 million owed to thousands of unionized state workers. […]
The dispute over the money dates to 2011, when former Gov. Pat Quinn reneged on wage increases for state workers approved under former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
At the […]

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[16 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…
Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her, sources said.
The CPS inspector general’s office began an investigation into the contract with north suburban-based SUPES Academy and Byrd-Bennett’s relationship to the company in […]

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* From the Pontiac Daily Leader…
With warm weather fast approaching, pool season is on the horizon. However, Chenoa sees a major source of summer income in doubt, with its pool liner in a state of disrepair and the time window to fix it closing. The Chenoa City Council […]

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Illinois Radio Network…
The state has $12 billion to $15 billion to invest at any moment, and since 2005, the law has allowed 1 percent of that to be invested in Illinois-based high-tech companies. In 2011, the limit became 3 percent, but the actual amount has never exceeded 1 percent.
State Treasurer Mike Frerichs says now […]

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* WUIS…
Current state law prohibits people with felony records from working in a school, or volunteering, or even driving a truck that makes deliveries to a school. But a measure pending before the Illinois House of Representatives could change that.
* This is an interesting bill for a couple of reasons. First…
Floyd Stafford could benefit […]

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* From the Illinois AFL-CIO’s Facebook page since yesterday…

Discuss.

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Gov. Rauner did several TV interviews yesterday. Pension reform was a hot topic…

“The good news is it would save us over two billion dollars per year right from the beginning. So a current worker would get two pension payments when they retire. They would get the benefit they’ve accrued through tier one, and they […]

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[14 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Charles Thomas…
From unions to business reforms, Gov. Bruce Rauner is re-affirming his promise to do what needs to be done to shake up Springfield and fix the state’s budget mess. […]
“It’s all about taking power away from the special interests in Springfield and empowering local voters,” Rauner says. “Voters should decide what gets […]

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[26 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Steve Brown’s Cuz4Congress.com website is now up and running…
My name is Steve Brown, and I’m committed to making your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Like you, I want to play an active role in making my community, state and country a safer, better place to raise my children, run my business, and forge a […]