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Rauner announces he plans to sign first state law against Israel boycotts

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 19, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign into law the first-ever state action against Israel boycotts, he announced via Twitter on Monday. Rauner made the announcement after the Illinois House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill...

Illinois considering a bill to punish companies that boycott Israel

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 8, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Illinois will not invest in companies that boycott Israel if a new bill passes. The policy, which could be the first in the United States to take action against the boycotts, would affect companies that take “actions that...

Local governments eye pension consolidation, regulations

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

April 14, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

The Illinois pension system was ranked last in the country in September by credit-rating agency Moody’s, and now the north suburbs are considering a plan to consolidate local pensions into a larger pool with better revenue. Meanwhile,...

Evanston child care funding stalls with $300 million state deficit looming

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

February 5, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

State funding will likely freeze for local child care programs as a $300 million deficit in program funding looms. State funding for the Childcare Network of Evanston could be in jeopardy because no state fix for the Illinois...