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PI Original
by Adam Doster
2:49pm
Thu Feb 18, 2010

Are We At The Breaking Point?

Before lawmakers can tackle the task of building a fair and sustainable budget for 2011, they'll have to face up to the fact that the state's financial situation has become so unwieldy that institutions and agencies are on the brink of shuting down. 

PI Original
by Angela Caputo
11:40am
Thu Feb 18, 2010

The School Reform Debate Heats Up

In recent years, Illinois lawmakers have failed to reform and adequately fund Illinois' schools.  Now fed up education activists are pressuring for that to change -- but in a variety of ways.

Quick Hit
by Josh Kalven
8:54am
Thu Feb 18, 2010

The Tribune's Vague Prescription

In an editorial this morning, the Tribune blasts state lawmakers -- rightfully -- for their closed-door budget briefing from the National Council of State Legislatures yesterday, concluding that the lawmakers would "rather hide behind closed doors than publicly admit to what a dreadful mess they've made of state finances."  But the editorial board goes on to write the following ab

PI Original
by Angela Caputo
3:32pm
Wed Feb 17, 2010

Protestors Flood The Capitol To Push For Fair Budget (VIDEO)

Today, several thousand members of the Responsible Budget Coalition traveled from every corner of the state to flood the state capitol in Springfield and remind lawmakers that they must pass a sustainable budget this year.

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