budget deficit

State News
7:11 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Illinois Democrats advance budget despite deficit

Illinois Democrats advanced more of their budget Wednesday, despite the deficit it would create. At the same time they squashed some of the Republican governor's requests.

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State News
3:39 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Illinois Democrats introduce proposed 2016 budget

Illinois House Democrats are introducing a 2016 budget they say cuts spending more modestly than Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal. 

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State News
2:21 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Standoff between Rauner, Dems hangs over Legislature

A standoff between Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats is threatening to derail action on a long list of issues as lawmakers enter the final week of their spring session.  

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State News
3:11 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Democrats unmoved by Rauner 'compromise' proposals

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is touting new legislation centered on his "Turnaround Illinois" agenda as a compromise to help break a stalemate over the state budget. 

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State News
1:42 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Chicago Teachers Union files complaint against district

The Chicago Teachers Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state labor relations board against the Chicago Board of Education.

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State News
5:38 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Governor snuffs out tobacco quitline

A free smoking cessation program has shut down. Twenty-seven of its workers were laid off yesterday, days after the tobacco quitline received a letter last Friday from the state public health department.  The letter said it would get no more money for the remainder of the fiscal year. 

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State News
12:29 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

State budget deals means $15M cut to U of I

A budget deal lawmakers have approved means about a $15 million cut for the University of Illinois. 

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State News
5:57 am
Thu January 15, 2015

How will Rauner fix the state's budget deficit?

Credit www2.illinois.gov/

When Bruce Rauner became governor this week, he stepped directly into a big budget hole. Illinois' about halfway through its fiscal year and the state's running at a deficit.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:24 am
Tue January 13, 2015

District 150 still looking to unload Washington School building

Peoria District 150 School board, the City of Peoria and the Moss Bradley Neighborhood Association are going back to the drawing board when it comes to finding a new purpose for the retired, historic Washington School building.

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State News
7:28 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Still waiting for comprehensive budget plan from Rauner

The Republican nominee for governor says he wants to roll back Illinois' income tax hike. But he has yet to say much else about how he would handle the resulting budget deficit. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky reports.

Illinois' temporary income tax hike would become permanent if Democratic Governor Pat Quinn has his way.

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