The new Portillos in Normal is going to get almost two-million dollars in taxpayer money to move to town. Normal city manager Mark Peterson says Portillos simply wouldn't have come to Normal if not for an incentive package to give them one-point-eight million dollars in sales taxes. The town yesterday announced Portillos will build on the old Motel Six site on Landmark drive, across Veterans Parkway from the WalMart in Normal. Portillos managers hope to break ground in the spring and open sometime in the summer.
Discussion between Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois' legislative leaders regarding a new budget for the state could go into the weekend, even though legislators have concluded their fall veto session. That's what state Senate President John Cullerton told fellow senators Thursday. A stopgap budget passed over the summer expires at the end of the year. Both Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan could call legislators back for a special session before the end of the year.
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK No one in Springfield is sure what the election of Donald Trump is going to mean for the state’s massive Medicaid program, or the state’s request for a waiver to manage its Medicaid funds a bit differently...
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