• Constitutional amendment would punish lawmakers for unbalanced budget

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois House republicans are pushing a constitutional amendment which would require a balanced budget – as decreed by the auditor general – or else lawmakers and constitutional officers would forgo their paychecks. State Rep. Dwight Kay, a Glen Carbon republican, says the initiative is attempting to make lawmakers behave like the big business they...

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    Historical construction campaign leaves little for Southern Illinois

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Construction on nearly 200 road and bridge projects statewide will begin in coming weeks — something Gov. Pat Quinn called Monday the largest early-season construction program in Illinois history. The “bold” $486 million in projects will put thousands of people to work and lay “the foundation for economic development for years to come,’’ Quinn...

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