Schools and School Funding

  Despite the Governor’s statements about “full funding of schools” many school districts are at least two payments, if not more in arrears on the receipt of mandated categorical. Mandated categorials are payments to local school districts such as for Special Education, Summer School, and Transportation. In addition, the Governor’s…

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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

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon

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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