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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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