Gov. Rauner Signs Education Funding Bill

By Illinois Public Radio and Illinois Radio Network • Jun 24, 2015   Illinois schools will be able to open on time this fall … despite an ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield. Schools not having the money to operate had been a worry, given Gov. Bruce Rauner’s condemnation of the…

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Preserving Amtrak Funds

There will be an effort in Springfield to preserve state funding for Amtrak.  Amtrak runs eight trains a day between Chicago and Downstate Illinois and seven to Milwaukee that are state-subsidized to the tune of $42 million. The governor’s budget proposal cuts that figure to $26 million, which would mean…

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Concerns For Cancer Awareness Programs

March 26, 2015 – Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network Proposed budget cuts have advocates concerned about the impact on many areas, and preventing cancer is one of them.  “Early detection prevents death,” says State Rep. Al Riley (D-Olympia Fields), hoping to reverse a $10 million cut proposed for the…

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Analyzing the Illiana Expressway

Chicago Tonight | October 7, 2014 12:00 pm Planning for the Illiana Expressway, a proposed 50-mile toll road that would connect Interstate 55 near Wilmington, Ill. with Interstate 65 in Lowell, Ind., will continue. According to the Illiana Corridor project’s website, an “outer encircling highway,” serving northeastern Illinois and northwestern…

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Rep. Riley On WBBM Discussing His Mass Transit Reform Bill

By Dave Dahl from the Illinois Radio Network on WBBM Chicago – August 27, 2014 Governor Quinn signed Representative Riley’s bill (SB3056).   Rep. Riley introduced the bill based on hours of testimony from House Mass Transit committee hearings held in Chicago and Springfield.  Testimony was given from the transit service…

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