All posts tagged "Featured"

  • Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Young
    BREAKING: Rauner vetoes state budget

    In Op-ed insists on votes for term limits, pension reform before budget can be passed Reuters + Staff Reports Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday vetoed 19 budget bills that he said would create a nearly $4 billion...

    • Posted June 25, 2015
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    Leaders back Lincoln historic expansion

    Staff Report U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk joined U.S. Representatives Adam Kinzinger, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis and John Shimkus to introduce the bipartisan, bicameral Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area Amendment Act,...

    • Posted June 25, 2015
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    UW tenure: who benefits from the shift?

    By Cathy Sandeen TheConversation.com Sitting here in Madison, Wisconsin, a chancellor of two UW institutions, I find myself at the vortex of an enormous national conversation about tenure and shared governance. After decades of being enshrined in...

    • Posted June 25, 2015
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    Senators react to ed bill signing

    From Illinois News Network ilnews.org Both sides say that Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature on the education bill is a sign of the state’s priorities, but is it a sign of a possible end to the budget stalemate? A...

    • Posted June 25, 2015
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    Lack of budget deal will impact hard on area

    By Shane Nicholson Managing Editor The minutes are ticking down on the state’s budget clock. The judgement hour is upon Governor Bruce Rauner and the Democratic led legislature. And what is the governor, an elected official in office...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Does fuel efficiency weigh on new car buyers?

    By Allen Penticoff Mr. Green Car I recently noticed a full-page ad by a local Nissan dealer that touted their line up of cars that attained 30 mpg or better. The gas mileage was boldly printed for...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Morrissey administration rejects compromise

    By Paul Arena Rockford Apartment Association As you probably know, the Morrissey administration successfully passed an ordinance amendment that will target landlords with code enforcement for the misbehavior of tenants.  That policy harms even the most responsible...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    RHA still has questions to answer

    By John Guevara Winnebago County Board District 19 I haven’t said much about the South New Towne development. I believe public housing is an important part of helping people when the chips are down. My difficulty with...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Special Report: Teetering on the Edge

    Tax credits for development under the knife in budget showdown   By Shane Nicholson Managing Editor A state program that has provided crucial funds to redevelopment projects in Rockford is set to be a casualty of the...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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    Tube Talk: Locally-produced sitcom a refreshing laugh

    By Paula Hendrickson Television Columnist Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and other video streaming options are quickly becoming the great equalizer in the entertainment industry. No longer do writers need to know somebody who knows somebody to land...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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