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State News
5:33 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Purvis Appointed As Illinois Education Czar

Beth Purvis addresses the Alliance Leadership Summit, just a few hours after being appointed education czar for Illinois.
Credit Dusty Rhodes / WUIS/Illinois Public Radio

Governor Bruce Rauner was scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a meeting of public school leaders Tuesday in Springfield. Instead, he sent his new education czar.  

Beth Purvis, a member of Gov. Rauner's transition team, had been in office just about two hours. In fact, her exact title hadn't been determined. But for the past 10 years, Purvis has been the CEO of the Chicago International Charter School. 


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State News
5:16 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Rauner's plans for budget remains a mystery

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Just how Republican Governor Bruce Rauner plans to deal with Illinois' budget remains a mystery.  

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State News
7:16 am
Mon February 16, 2015

State owes some Illinois State Police troopers $10,000

Illinois budget woes mean some Illinois State Police troopers aren't getting all the pay they're owed. 

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State News
5:59 am
Wed February 4, 2015

A preview of Rauner's first State of the State Address

A series of speeches around the state gave a preview of what Governor Bruce Rauner will say Wednesday for his first "State of the State" address. 

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State News
6:12 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Why not combine the State of the State and budget addresses?

Something notable was missing from Governor Pat Quinn’s State of the State address this week: talk about Illinois’ finances. Presumably that’ll come when he gives his budget address next month. This got IPR'S Lee Strubinger wondering: why not have just one speech?

Like Quinn, Senator John Sullivan of Rushville is a Democrat. Still, he says the State of the State speech was lacking detail, and it left him wondering what will happen to the state's budget.

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