Lawmaker: State can raise $3.9B without taxing most

By   /  September 1, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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Rep. Jack Franks thinks he’s found a path to lead Illinois out of its budget wasteland or least get it well along the way.
Franks, a Democrat from Marengo, says he’s working on a bill that could generate nearly $3.9 billion without raising taxes.

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State only paying out Lottery prizes of less than $25,000

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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You might want to hold off on that new bass boat, dream house or even paying off any big debts. Because of the state’s continuing budget impasse, Illinois is only paying out Lottery prizes of less than $25,000.

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Judge: State must pay bills, show a plan

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman is keeping an eye on how well Illinois complies with her order to meet its obligations to citizens with developmental disabilities.

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Advocates for disabled seek ‘contempt’ finding against state

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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By Mark Fitton | Illinois News Network
SPRINGFIELD — It’s back to court for the Illinois Comptroller’s Office and the Department of Human Services.

Attorneys representing people with developmental disabilities on Tuesday filed an emergency motion. They are asking  U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman to bring into her courtroom the state’s comptroller, Healthcare and Family Services director and […]

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State government addresses turn up in Ashley Madison hack

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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It would appear a few people in Illinois state government has been coveting more than their office mate’s stapler. The administration is looking into reports that state government email accounts have shown up in hackers’ data from the Ashley Madison website.

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Senate overrides Rauner’s veto of arbitration bill

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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By Mark Fitton | Illinois News Network
SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Wednesday overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the interest arbitration or “no strike-no lockout” bill — much to the governor’s displeasure.

The Republican governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1229 was overridden on a vote of 38-15, with one Republican — Sen. Sam McCann of Carlinville — joining Democrats […]

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