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Illinois could face $7B deficit over 2 years after COVID-19

A woman waits at a Chicago Transit Authority bus shelter during the coronavirus pandemic on the city's West Side Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Associated Press

April 15, 2020

Illinois could face a $7 billion state budget deficit during the next two years as the coronavirus takes a toll on the economy, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday. The economy has suffered as residents are under a stay-at-home order that has forced the closure of nonessential businesses and led to...

J.B. Pritzker budget would hike spending, amount hinges on voters

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivers his state budget address, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

Associated Press

February 20, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a $40.7 billion state budget Wednesday — virtually flat from the current level — but dressed it up by dangling the prospect of a $1.4 billion revenue boost if voters approve a radical income-tax overhaul this fall. The second-year Democrat...

CPS teachers push through budget cuts

Yazmin Dominguez

July 25, 2016

Back in 2011, when Gov. Bruce Rauner was a private equity executive who was participating with the Chicago Public Education Fund, he labeled half of CPS teachers as “virtually illiterate” in an email sent out to education reform activists. According to The Associated Press, he continued on by...

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