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Mendoza urges automatic payments into ‘rainy day fund’

Peter Hancock
SPRINGFIELD (Capitol News Illinois) – Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is pushing legislation that would require the state to make automatic deposits into its so-called “rainy...
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DCFS Director comes under fire for child deaths, improper placements

Beth Hundsdorfer
SPRINGFIELD (Capitol News Illinois) – A Cook County judge this week found the director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in contempt...
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Illinois House to return to Springfield Thursday for further energy negotiations

Jerry Nowicki
SPRINGFIELD (Capitol News Illinois) – The Illinois House is scheduled to return to Springfield Thursday to try again at passing an elusive energy regulation overhaul...
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Moody’s upgrades Illinois credit rating

Peter Hancock
SPRINGFIELD (Capitol News Illinois) – Illinois received its first credit rating upgrade in 23 years on Tuesday when Moody’s Investors Services raised the state’s rating...
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Pritzker outlines $41.6 billion budget with flat spending

Jerry Nowicki
SPRINGFIELD (CNI) – Gov. JB Pritzker outlined a $41.6 billion budget proposal Wednesday that would hold most state agencies at flat funding levels but which relies...
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House GOP members criticize Pritzker over tax incentives freeze

Capitol News Illinois
SPRINGFIELD (CNI) – House Republican lawmakers criticized Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday ahead of his budget address next week, calling on the governor to reinstate...
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Pritzker details $700 million in FY21 state budget cuts

The Center Square
SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) – After Illinois voters rejected his progressive income tax amendment, Gov. JB Pritzker has said he plans to focus on cuts...
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Illinois municipal group seeks more local input on COVID-19 action

The Center Square
SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has criticized local governments for not enforcing his COVID-19 orders, placing blame for increased cases at their feet....
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Pritzker to require businesses to enforce mask rules or face fines up to $2,500 after Democrats let rule stick

The Center Square
SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) – For the next five months, Illinois business owners and their employees are required to tell customers to wear a mask...

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