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18 min ago | Connecticut Post

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors

4 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

State funds to pay for widening of High Cross Road

The mayor of Urbana said nearly $8 million in funding from the state for a road project on the far east side of town is an important part of trying to develop the area.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, US Governors

8 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Pension 'fix' may spark an exodus

A wording glitch in a new state pension law is prompting hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of professors and other state university employees in Illinois to consider retiring before July 1 to avoid significant benefit cuts.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors

12 hrs ago | WIFR

More Local Roads to Get Improvements; $5M Coming from State

More local roads are expected to get improvements as Governor Quinn has announced an investment of nearly $5 million for construction projects in Lee, Ogle and Winnebago Counties.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Illinois, Lee County, IL, Ogle County, IL, Oregon, IL, Polo, IL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Kane Co. Chronicle

McConnaughay opposes making income tax hike permanent

State Sen. Karen McConnaughay is voicing her opposition to a proposal by Gov. Pat Quinn to make permanent an income tax increase that expires at year's end.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Environmental groups sue to stop Illiana Tollway

Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Tollway linking northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana, claiming the Illinois Department of Transportation doesn't have authority to develop it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Environmental Law, Law, Will County, IL, US Governors

My FOX Chicago

Gov. Quinn announces $23M in funding for Chicago-area road projects

Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US Governors, Cook County, IL, Will County, IL, Dupage County, IL

My FOX Chicago

$6M renovation for Illinois Math and Science Academy dorms

The $6.5 million work will renovate all seven residence halls at IMSA's campus, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday in announcing the project.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Automakers, General Motors

WIFR

Wahl Clipper Planning New Corporate Headquarters in Sterling

Wahl Clipper Corp says it will be building a new corporate headquarters in Sterling with the help of a tax credit approved by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity .

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Related Topix: Sterling, IL, Tax, Whiteside County, IL, US Governors

The Capitol Fax Blog

Then and now

It's hard for me to imagine a time where patronage was so common that hard-copy records were actually kept The existence of the records was first disclosed in the report issued last month by the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force, appointed last summer by Gov. Pat Quinn to recommend improvements for Metra and the other transit ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Governors, Maywood, IL, Cook County, IL

Chicago Sun-Times

Democrats say data show schools suffer if tax rate trimmed back

Illinois Senate Democrats are predicting grim consequences for schools if the scheduled rollback of state income tax rates goes into effect next year.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Tax, Education Etc., US Governors

The Daily Gazette

Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

The hearing in Chicago, which wasn't heated like public exchanges in other parts of Illinois, was the latest attempt to bolster gambling, but questions were also raised about support for the legislation in an election year in which other major fiscal issues are pending.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Illinois, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Capitol Fax Blog

Rauner wouldn't move police and fire to 401

Rauner says he would support freezing pensions for current workers and moving them into a separate 401K-style system for future work.

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Related Topix: Fire, State Prisons, Prison, US Governors, Illinois

WJPF-AM Carterville

Lawmakers Order Study On Quinn Spending

Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Governors

Examiner.com

New Homebuyer Program Launched in Illinois

Two weeks after first launching the "Welcome Home Illinois" loan program, Gov. Pat Quinn is traveling to cities across Illinois to raise awareness of the program, discuss its benefits and explain how people can participate.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Governors, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Capitol Fax Blog

Quinn raises what Rauner contributes

Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign fund is bursting with nearly $8.8 million, giving the Democrat a 6-1 financial advantage over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, an early sign of what is likely to be one of the most expensive elections in Illinois history.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government

Chicago Sun-Times

Judge Harris spends $1M for appeals court bid - 5 times the salary

Landing a position on the Illinois appeals court now comes with a bigger price tag, newly released campaign finance reports show.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sullivan, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Tribune

Metra releases index cards dubbed 'patronage files'

Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians - a virtual who's who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected former U.S. senator.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Legal Record

All Aboard

State officials last week announced a $233 million state capital investment to restart Amtrak service between Chicago and Rockford beginning next year.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Huntley, IL, Belvidere, IL, US Governors

The Windsor Star

Petcoke fight spreads throughout Great Lakes region

A front-end loader works to move a pile of petroleum coke at the Detroit Harbour on March 30, 2013.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, US Governors, Detroit, MI, River Rouge, MI

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