May 03, 2013

Gov. Quinn Nominates Two to SIU Trustees

Gov. Pat Quinn is nominating a former history professor and the retired head of the state's National Guard to the Southern Illinois University system's frayed board of trustees.


The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
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May 02, 2013

House Passes Madigan Pension Reform Plan

A plan that will leave state employees and teachers with reduced retirement benefits made it out of the Illinois House on Thursday.


immigration rally
(Nam Y. Huh/AP)
May 02, 2013

Dream Fund Scholarship Date Pushed Back

A program awarding scholarships to immigrant students in Illinois has pushed back the date it planned to give out the money. Scholarships were supposed to go out in April, but that was timeframe was moved to June 7 because of the large number of people who applied.


Treasury Department
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May 01, 2013

The Federal Deficit is Actually Shrinking

During the housing bust, taxpayers were forced to bail out mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But thanks to the real estate recovery, Fannie Mae could end up paying tens of billions of dollars back to the Treasury this summer.


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