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  • To balance budgets, governors seek higher education cuts

    WASHINGTON Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and universities to help close budget shortfalls, often sparking vehement opposition among state lawmakers of both parties.
  • Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat

    Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat
    Second-term U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is expected to announce her candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate and a potential challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, a source familiar with her plans said. Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, will be the first...

    With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.

    With no bloodshed, Illinois lawmakers solve a crisis. More of this, please.
    Some Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly voted last week to make cuts to education and other spending they favor. The Earth did not fly into the sun. In votes on the same measures, Republican legislators agreed to raid money from funds that...

    Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to avert shutdowns of Illinois state programs and services. The move, signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday,...

    A push for change in DUI law

    A push for change in DUI law
    Illinois law says that if you're arrested for drunken driving, you're supposed to serve the driver's version of "hard time." That is, you can't drive, period. This "hard time" is supposed to be 30 days for first-time offenders and up to three years for...