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  • How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?

     How will CTA juggle more rail riders, less state funding?
    Given a choice, a transit agency would rather deal with the challenges of ridership growth than a decline, and the Chicago Transit Authority faces the mixed blessing of both — with the added threat of $105 million in state funding cuts to the CTA sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
  • The great school funding con game

    Ladies and gentlemen, friends and neighbors, boys and girls, you are about to witness the ability of human beings to believe almost anything (the willingness to suspend their disbelief, as thespians refer to it) in order to reach a conclusion that...

    Lake County leaders: Rauner's budget plan attacks local government

    Lake County leaders: Rauner's budget plan attacks local government
    Indications in Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address Wednesday that his proposal would include major cutbacks to municipal funding drew quick and harsh reactions from several Lake County leaders. "Instead of fixing the state, he's coming after local...

    Lincoln library workers strive to put more documents about Abe online

    Lincoln library workers strive to put more documents about Abe online
    Every morning, Daniel Stowell reads the newspaper on his iPad over breakfast. But it isn't the current day's paper. It's an edition from 150 years ago to the day of the four-page Daily National Republican. Not only is the old news of personal interest...

    Rauner keeps first openly gay state agency director

    Rauner keeps first openly gay state agency director
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner announced late Friday that he would keep Rocco Claps, the first openly gay state agency director, as head of the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Claps was first appointed to the post in 2003 under now-imprisoned ex-Gov....