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November 03, 2015

Urbana Again Seeks Funding Aid Before METCAD Board

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing will go before the METCAD 911 Policy Board later this month with hopes of spreading out the city's payment, just as the city did in 2014.  An ordinance to pay the $94,000 due fell two votes shy of passage at the Urbana City Council Monday night.

In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters about the Illinois budget at the State Capitol in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/AP
October 31, 2015

Rauner: November Meeting With Leaders More For Media

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and the state's Democratic legislative leaders are scheduled to meet on November 18th in an effort to end Illinois' budget impasse.  But when asked about it Friday, Rauner said the open public meeting is more for the media's benefit than real compromise.

Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville meets with University of Illinois students at the Illini Union Friday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
October 30, 2015

Davis Bill Aims To Cut Student Loan Debt, Provide Incentive To Employers

Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis has co-sponsored the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act, a student loan re-payment plan that lets employes offer recent college graduates a tax-free benefit of just over $5-thousand.  The funds can also be used for continuing education with current workers.

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