The inside of the new Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center.
Melany Jackson/C-U at Home
July 18, 2016

Current Plight For C-U Homeless Is ‘Unprecedented’

One year ago, there were 95 beds available in Champaign County for homeless men to use on an emergency basis.  Today they’re all gone, a casualty of the year-long state budget impasse. Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke with Melany Jackson, chair of the Champaign County Council of Service Providers for the Homeless, about the situation.


Flag of the state of Indiana.
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July 16, 2016

Indiana GOP Sets July 26 Vote On Pence Replacement

Indiana GOP chairman Jeff Cardwell says the 22-member Republican state committee will meet July 26 to vote on who will oppose Democratic nominee John Gregg on the November ballot, now that incumbent Gov. Mike Pence has withdrawn in order to be Donald Trump's running mate.


State Comptroller Leslie Munger.
Illinois State Comptroller's Office.
July 14, 2016

Comptroller: With Stop-Gap Funds, State Backlog Will Be $10B

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says the state's backlog of unpaid bills will be roughly $10 billion by the year's end after factoring in the temporary spending plan lawmakers recently approved.  


In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in front of his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., after lawmakers passed a stop gap budget.
Seth Perlman/Associated Press
July 12, 2016

Rauner Announces Group To Study Education Funding Formula

Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced a commission to help overhaul Illinois' outdated school funding formula. The Republican told reporters on Tuesday that the bipartisan group of 25 people will study the issue and give their recommendations to his office and the General Assembly by Feb. 1, 2017.


AFSCME logo
AFSCME
July 08, 2016

Labor Board Denies Rauner Request To Expedite Union Case

A state labor board has rejected Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's request to bypass an administrative judge's recommendation and expedite proceedings in union negotiations. The decision means the case will continue as it has for months with the judge. Meanwhile, the AFSCME union is laying the groundwork for a strike, just it case it has to.


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