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Education
6:57 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Illinois schools face deep cuts

Illinois schools would see $200 million in cuts in the budget approved by state lawmakers last week. An Associated Press analysis says if the governor signs the budget, Illinois would fall further behind in providing basic education funding for each student.

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Business
7:31 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Illinois hospitals face struggles to stay on firm financial ground

Rockford-based Swedish American Health System has announced layoffs and job position eliminations to stay in the black,  citing potential reductions to reimbursement rates under the state's Medicaid program. 

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Government
8:31 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Reports say Medicaid cuts would cost Illinois jobs

A pair of separate reports criticized proposed cuts to Illinois' Medicaid program.  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.

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