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42 min ago | The Courier-News

District 300 set to pilot new teacher evaluations

Community School District 300 will be ready to pilot two new evaluation systems this fall to determine which one, or a combination of the two, will best assess a teacher's success in the classroom.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Governors, Illinois

Sun Apr 20, 2014

River Cities' Reader

Speaker Has Become the Perfect Bogeyman

A poll taken for Rasmussen Reports earlier this month found that Governor Pat Quinn's unfavorable rating was 55 percent.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government, US News

SFGate

Former death row inmate details difficulties

A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped bring about the end of Illinois' death penalty said life has recently been more difficult with renewed questions about his innocence.

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Related Topix: Prison, Death Penalty, US Governors

Washington Times

US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Richard Durbin, Democrat, US Governors, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Kirk

The News-Gazette

State law on hospital exemption sends property taxes up in Urbana

Memo to Urbana residents: better hold on to any state and federal income tax refunds.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, Tax, Champaign, IL, Champaign County, IL, US Governors

The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: Cost-per-vote winners and losers

Carol Ammons, with son Amir, 12, is greeted by Phyllis Clark, far right, while enjoying her moment as the Democratic nominee for the 103rd House District at Brooken Administrative Building in Urbana on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Urbana, IL, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Champaign, IL, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

Chicago Sun-Times

No surprise: Rauner spent most money per ballot

By the end of 2013, Bruce Rauner had spent $7 million, buying up TV ads to introduce himself to voters, running polls, traveling the state and working on strategy for the next three months of 2014.

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Related Topix: Winnetka, IL, US Governors, Illinois, Illinois Government, Cook County, IL

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Northwest Herald

Quinn: New controls coming after Medicaid paid for dead

Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly on March 26, 2014 in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Springfield, IL

CBS Local

Quinn Staying Out Of Debate On Obama Presidential Library Subsidy

Governor Quinn is staying out of the argument over Thursday's unusual Illinois House Executive Committee vote on state financing for an Obama presidential library.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Illinois, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln

CBS Local

State Awards Grants For Lake Michigan Shoreline Conservation Programs

The state of Illinois has awarded 26 groups grants totaling $1.6 million for programs designed to conserve and enhance the shoreline of Lake Michigan and adjacent waterways.

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Related Topix: US Governors

Northwest Herald

Responding to Franks

Jack Franks would have us believe that had there been no 2011 tax increase, Illinois would be on the path to economic recovery.

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Related Topix: McHenry County, IL, US Governors, Speakers

Northwest Herald

Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

Lariyah Beasley, a 4-year-old preschool student from Chicago, holds a sign during a rally Aug. 28, 2013 outside the Chicago Board of Education headquarters in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US News, Illinois, Education Etc., US Governors

RiverBender.com

Rauner Firm Gets State Grant

GOP nominee for governor Bruce Rauner will benefit from a state contract awarded last year by his opponent, Governor Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Ill. unemployment remains 3rd highest, despite five-year drop

Unemployment in Illinois last month dropped to the lowest level in five years, though it remained 3rd highest of any state.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

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

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

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

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

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