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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Apr 2, 2013

Local Advocacy Groups Call For Restoration Of State Homeless Student Education Funds

Given the potential record-breaking number of schools closing in Chicago and a recent report showing an increased number of homeless students in Illinois, anti-homeless advocates say it’s more important than ever for the state to restore funding for the education of students with unstable homes.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Thu Aug 9, 2012

Public Sector Job Losses Continue To Stymie Economic Recovery

As the effects of what has become known as the "Great Recession" continue to linger, state and local governments throughout the country have been forced to face the increasingly difficult task of providing an array of public services under ever-tightening budget constraints. Many of these cuts have led to the loss of government jobs. We take a look at how the loss of public jobs is continuing to affect the economic recovery.