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  • Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers

    Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers
    The state has spent more than $20 million in the past decade to develop 1,000 teachers who would work in distressed public schools and boost the number of minority educators in Illinois.
  • Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016

    Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016
    Democrats gave speedy approval Thursday to a measure that would require a special election to fill part of the term left vacant after the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, as Republicans railed against the move as a power grab aimed at undermining...

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says

    Keep tax hike or face stark cuts, Quinn says
    Gov. Pat Quinn and ruling Democratic lawmakers united Wednesday around what they say is a stark election-year choice — vote now to make permanent the temporary income tax increase they installed three years ago or face major cuts in state spending...

    Quinn faces political peril in new budget plan

    Quinn faces political peril in new budget plan
    Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver an election-year budget plan Wednesday that's fraught with politically perilous choices for ruling Democrats — primarily whether to extend the income tax increase set to expire in 2015 or make deep cuts in programs dear...

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....