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STEM and financial degrees are in high demand, employment analysts say. more

May 13, 2017 6:10 PM News

Counties required to offer same-day registration for special election. more

Apr 20, 2015 6:15 PM News

Restricted funds complicate financing for state education mandates. more

Apr 15, 2015 3:17 PM News

Students and parents criticize standardized test linked to federal funds. more

Apr 14, 2015 5:19 PM News

Advocates cite high cost of providing mental health services in prison. more

Apr 6, 2015 1:05 PM News

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Lawmaker cites death of high school student as example of dangers. more

Apr 3, 2015 11:25 AM News

Republicans are upset Democrats used a procedural maneuver to secure a unanimous committee vote for $100 million in funding. more

Apr 24, 2014 9:03 AM News

State Farm has its corporate headquarters in Bloomington but has added 12,000 jobs outside Illinois. more

Apr 22, 2014 9:55 AM News

Illinois ended its private review of the nearly 3 million people enrolled in Medicaid earlier this year. more

Apr 21, 2014 12:39 PM News

Illinois Casino Gaming Association's executive director says state's plan would rely on tax revenue to build new casino. more

Apr 18, 2014 11:17 AM News

Bloomington is facing a $1.6 million increase for its police and fire pensions. more

Apr 16, 2014 2:46 PM News

All students, between third grade and their junior year of high school, will be tested in 2015. more

Apr 16, 2014 10:38 AM News

A group of business leaders and labor unions wants lawmakers to raise one of Illinois’ two gas taxes by 4 cents a gallon to help pay for $1.8 billion in new roads and bridges. more

Apr 15, 2014 3:50 PM News

Ralph Martire, who heads the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, says Illinois cannot pay more for education if the state rolls back the 2011 “temporary” tax. more

Apr 10, 2014 11:10 AM News

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced its endorsement of Kirk Dillard in Illinois’ four-way Republican race for governor. more

Mar 7, 2014 12:00 PM News

Proposal would require sex offenders to report job loss to authorities more

Feb 17, 2014 5:34 PM News

Governor wants to use a $5 billion infusion of up-front money to radically change how state pays for health care for its most needy more

Feb 17, 2014 2:13 PM News

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