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Government - State

  • NIU to receive more than $26 million from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Illinois lawmakers work on a $600M lifeline for colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – A temporary funding fix for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities is in limbo because lawmakers delayed a vote on a ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they driv ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

    CHICAGO – Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Students at 24 Illinois colleges object to state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Students at two dozen Illinois colleges have penned an open letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers about the 10-month stalemate on a ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Illinois State spending 20 percent below budgeted amount

    NORMAL – Illinois State University has fared better than most others across the state amid the ongoing budget crisis, according to school officials.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
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