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  • Police training canceled because of Illinois budget crisis

    CHICAGO – Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on ever ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Activists warn budget impasse may mean more landfill garbage

    SPRINGFIELD – Environmental groups have warned that the state budget standoff could lead to more trash headed to landfills across Illinois.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Advocacy group details impact of Illinois budget impasse

    CHICAGO – A leading child advocacy group warned Tuesday that even if legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner end the state budget impasse soon, the damage a ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • SNAP recipients, grocers complain about schedule

    PEORIA – Grocers and government food assistance recipients want Illinois to increase the number of days it disburses the benefits to help relieve spor ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker seeks to restore death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD – A lawmaker from southwestern Illinois is pushing to restore the death penalty in certain cases, including when police officers are kille ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • GOP lawmakers pitch new plan to trim Illinois pension debt

    CHICAGO – Republican lawmakers are pitching a new idea they say could make a small dent in Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension debt at a time when t ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 1:52 pm
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