Governor Bruce Rauner announces his amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1 on August 1.

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News Local/State - August 07, 2017

Time Running Short As School Funding Fight Continues

Schools are scheduled to receive payment from the state in just three days, but that can’t happen until the Illinois legislature and the governor approve a new evidence-based funding model.

The 21st Show - August 04, 2017

Life After Hate; Pets and Babies; Jupiter String Quartet

On today's encore edition of The 21st: We revisited our conversation with a former white supremacist-turned-peace activist. Plus, we discussed pet tips for expecting parents and listened to an in-studio performance from the Jupiter String Quartet.

J.B. Pritzker talks with reporters

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News Local/State - August 03, 2017

Pritzker Wants to Let Anybody Buy into Medicaid

Several Democrats running for governor of Illinois are proposing the state enact universal healthcare. J.B. Pritzker is the latest to come out with a plan.

State Sen. Andy Manar and St. Rep. Will Davis.

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News Local/State - August 03, 2017

School Funding Depends On Compromise Or 36+71

With schools set to open in just a few weeks, Illinois still doesn't have any way to send money to schools. K-12 funding has become the latest partisan battleground at the statehouse, and yesterday, one procedural misstep may have inadvertently made the gridlock even worse.

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