cuts en Illinois schools face deep cuts <p>Illinois schools would see $200 million in cuts in the budget approved by state lawmakers last week. <a href="">An Associated Press analysis </a>says if the governor signs the budget, Illinois would fall further behind in providing basic education funding for each student. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:57:00 +0000 Mike Moen & Associated Press 13038 at Illinois hospitals face struggles to stay on firm financial ground <p>Rockford-based Swedish American Health System has announced layoffs and job position eliminations to stay in the black,&nbsp; citing potential&nbsp;reductions&nbsp;to reimbursement rates under&nbsp;the state&#39;s Medicaid program.&nbsp; Wed, 02 May 2012 12:31:01 +0000 Mike Moen 11046 at Reports say Medicaid cuts would cost Illinois jobs <p>A pair of separate reports criticized proposed cuts to Illinois&#39; Medicaid program.&nbsp; Governor Pat Quinn wants to reduce program spending by $2-billion dollars, and raise cigarette taxes to close the rest of the Medicaid budget shortfall. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:31:25 +0000 Mike Moen 10720 at