Sean Crawford http://northernpublicradio.org en Expert Says State Of Illinois Needs Better Financial Planning http://northernpublicradio.org/post/expert-says-state-illinois-needs-better-financial-planning <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Nancy Hudspeth" data-attribution="Credit IGPA" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Hudspeth_Nancy_web.gif" alt="" /><p>Illinois is like most states when it comes to budget challenges.&#160; Leaders must decide how to use tax dollars to pay for a variety of services.&#160;<p>But Illinois ranks low when it comes to financial planning.&#160; Nancy Hudspeth says some changes are needed.&#160; She's the Associate Director of the Fiscal Futures Project at the University o Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:54:51 +0000 Sean Crawford 45407 at http://northernpublicradio.org Expert Says State Of Illinois Needs Better Financial Planning Lincoln Tomb To Close For Repairs http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lincoln-tomb-close-repairs <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201311/tomb.jpg" alt="" /><p>Abraham Lincoln's final resting place will be off limits to visitors for a few months as repairs are made.&#160;<p>The Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield houses the former President, his wife and three of their four children.&#160;&#160;<p>The state is investing more than 600 thousand dollars to restore interior finishes that have deteriorated over the years.&#160; That in Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:24:11 +0000 Sean Crawford 38823 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lincoln Tomb To Close For Repairs Sen. Raoul Won't Run For Governor http://northernpublicradio.org/post/sen-raoul-wont-run-governor <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago)" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/Raoul_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>State Sen. Kwame Raoul says he's not jumping into the 2014 race for Illinois governor. &#160;<p>The Chicago Democrat has been weighing a run for months and had boosted his fundraising. &#160;<p>But he said in a statement Thursday he must focus on his role as chairman of a legislative conference committee that's working on Illinois' pension crisis. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:20:40 +0000 Sean Crawford 35388 at http://northernpublicradio.org Sen. Raoul Won't Run For Governor