Chapin touts GOP proposal, says Madigan must compromise

Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) supports a budget proposal from Republican lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call for a special session to end the state’s budget impasse, according to a recent press release. “Yesterday, a package of legislation was filed that includes cuts, reforms, starts to pay off our billion plus-dollar backlog of bills, actually More...

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By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Fighting Illini plans for performance center instead of much-needed Memorial Stadium renovations

Illinois’ Memorial Stadium is seen before the start of the NCAA college football game against Charleston Southern Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Champaign, Ill. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Blackhawks’ Hossa to miss all next season with skin disorder

Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns after series of scandals

Ray Downs United Press International SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Uber founder Travis Kalanick has resigned as the company’s chief executive officer after months of scandal saw investors lose faith in the More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Skillicorn decries compromise budget

Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pleas for unity on Tuesday night, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) told the McHenry Times that he won’t vote for a state budget from either party that maintains the status More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Elections board will be ‘toast’ without new computers by 2018 elections, official says

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the Illinois State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Coles County can’t fix debt by upping assessed value, group argues

MATTOON – Raising the equalized assessed value (EAV) can’t dig a county out of millions of dollars in debt, according to a recent argument made by the Edgar County Watchdogs on their Illinois Leaks More...

By Colby Applegate On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Ex-state senator sues over ‘unconstitutional’ skipped paychecks, years after supporting skipped pay

A former member of the Illinois Senate is suing the state’s comptroller to get money he claims was denied him during a decade in office — even though he voted for the measure he now claims is illegal. Michael More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Skillicorn offers insight into budget plan at Crystal Lake town hall

Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) will talk to constituents about his “Right Now” budget proposal and address concerns about the state’s budget impasse on June 26 at a town hall meeting, according to a More...