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08.04.17

After two years with no complete budget except for public school funding, Illinois now faces the prospect of beginning the 2017-18 school year with a budget for everything except schools.

On August 1 Governor Rauner issued an...

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07.27.17

Illinois Issues

In this segment, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall discusses key aspects of the State of Illinois’ FY2018 budget and the challenges the State still faces. He says the most important aspect...

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Critics maintain that money bail system disproportionately hurts poor/minority residents, inflates jail population: https://t.co/69tXuAksuL
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Lawsuit in against cash bail system is part of national movement to reduce or eliminate use of cash bail https://t.co/69tXuAksuL
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ICYMI: Civic Federation urges to take 2 steps to make its board meetings more accessible to the public. More: https://t.co/LNbBvSbuZP