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University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
(University of Illinois)
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U Of I Delays Raises Until State Budget Impasse Is Settled

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says university personnel will begin the new academic year at their present salaries, because the uncertainty about the U of I's state appropriation makes is difficult to plan ahead.

The Illinois Governor's Mansion in Springfield.
(Seth Perlman/AP)
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Illinois Retirees Contacted About Working If Strike

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is contacting retired state employees about possible returning to work on short-term contracts, in case of a state employees strike, according to the State Journal-Register.

A gas pump in Jacksonville, Florida
Anthony Inswasty/Wikimedia Commons
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Gas Prices In Illinois Continue To Decline

Gas prices across Illinois continue to fall.  The cost of a gallon in Champaign is more than a dollar cheaper than a year ago. In the past week the price at the pump dropped another 13 cents in Champaign.

Mick Dumke of the Chicago Reader
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How Public Should The Governor’s Schedule Be?

Governor Bruce Rauner campaigned on a message of transparency. But now his lawyers are fighting attempts to disclose who he's meeting with -- sections of his schedule have been blocked.

Chicago Reader senior journalist Mick Dumke  would know -- he's tried to access that information.