According to the State Journal-Register, Illinois lawmakers began voting Thursday on a stopgap spending deal that would ensure schools open in August and fund state services for the next six months.After days of negotiations, lawmakers said Wednesday that Democratic leaders and Republican Bruce Rauner had crafted a plan...
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" featured Illinois' messed-up budget situation in a six-minute segment aired on Tuesday night's show."Daily Show" correspondent Jordan Klepper followed up on a piece he did last fall about the state not paying lottery winners due to the budget standoff.He talked again to a couple from Oglesby, in northern Illinois, who eventually received their lottery winnings...
A stopgap budget is now moving through the state Capitol. After a day of closed-door meetings between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders June 29, a patchwork of funding bills has emerged. One bill forgives past loans to fund government operations and extends the online Lottery program. Another gives Chicago the ability to raise more […]
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Bob’s Countryside Barber Shoppe is a pillar of the Wonder Lake, Ill., community. Since 1962, Bob Anderson has cut hair and conversed with customers young and old at his modest storefront on Barnard Mill Road. But those conversations have taken a turn for the worse. “When I started there were a lot of German immigrants […]
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