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Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms

Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms

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Chancellor Susan Koch: Lives transformed by UIS experience

Chancellor Susan Koch: Lives transformed by UIS experience

Today’s UIS Perspectives column appears just hours after the 2017 University of Illinois Springfield commencement. With 1,250 students crossing the stage at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in two separate ceremonies, UIS’ 46th commencement celebrated the largest graduating class in school history, and it was a memorable day for graduates and their families. Like every Read More >>

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Illinois Chamber announces “Job Crusherz”

Illinois Chamber announces “Job Crusherz”

SPRINGFIELD, April 25, 2017 – The Illinois Chamber of Commerce today announced a new designation and web page called “Job Crusherz” designed to highlight legislation that is bad for the state’s business climate and employers’ ability to create and maintain jobs in Illinois. The “Job Crusherz” list shines a spotlight on some of the worst Read More >>

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IDOT says long-delayed Illinois 15 project will be done by August — and might end up in court

IDOT says long-delayed Illinois 15 project will be done by August — and might end up in court

The long-troubled Illinois 15 project over Illinois 13 near Belleville and west of Eckert’s is now expected to be completed this summer — three years later than scheduled and over the original $14.4 million construction cost, Illinois Department of Transportation representatives say. Click here to read more…

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Illinois notches increase in tourism revenue as new ad campaign unfolds

Illinois notches increase in tourism revenue as new ad campaign unfolds

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner may be having trouble getting his state budgets approved by the legislature. But at least he’s having some success in generating tourism traffic to the fiscally challenged Land of Lincoln. As National Travel and Tourism Week unfolded this week, Rauner released Illinois tourism data that showed growth in visitor spending in Read More >>

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Bipartisan Illinois House group urges Senate to pass budget fix

Bipartisan Illinois House group urges Senate to pass budget fix

A bipartisan group of 30 Illinois House members on Tuesday threw their support behind efforts in the Senate to craft a bill package aimed at ending the state’s historic budget impasse. “We ask the senators from both parties to pass the best negotiated package they can, and then we will take up their work in Read More >>

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Sauk Valley counties could get more money for bicentennial planning

Sauk Valley counties could get more money for bicentennial planning

Sauk Valley counties could be seeing a $50,000 bump to help ring in the state’s 200th birthday. A yearlong, statewide showcase of history will begin on Dec. 3 and stretch to Dec. 3, 2018, marking 2 centuries since Illinois joined the nation as its 21st state in 1818. Click here to read more…

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Madigan names envoys to approach Rauner on Illinois budget

Madigan names envoys to approach Rauner on Illinois budget

The Democratic speaker of the Illinois House has appointed envoys to find areas of compromise on a state budget deal with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Speaker Michael Madigan said Monday that Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie of Chicago is one of four House Democrats who will seek common ground with the GOP administration on the Read More >>

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Illinois Senate passes legislation to slash start-up costs

Illinois Senate passes legislation to slash start-up costs

A bill that recently passed the Illinois Senate would lessen startup costs for entrepreneurs. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle voted unanimously May 3 to pass Senate Bill 867, which will reduce the cost of starting a Limited Liability Company in Illinois from $500 to $39. State Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, was the Read More >>

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Illinois’ Attorney General pushes student loan legislation

Illinois’ Attorney General pushes student loan legislation

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing legislation aimed at protecting Illinois students who take out college loans. The plan would establish a “student loan bill of rights” outlining information companies have to provide, including on all repayment options. It’d also require student loan servicers to get a state license and create a Read More >>

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