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Illinois Lawmaker: Fewer School Cops, More Services For Students In the wake of the Florida shooting, you may be surprised to learn there's a proposal in Illinois that could reduce the number of police officers in schools.
Rauner's Budget Sets Sights On State's Pension CostsGov. Bruce Rauner calls for gradually shifting the burden of paying for teacher pensions from the state to local school districts.
State Budget, Politics To Collide In Springfield WednesdayGov. Bruce Rauner is delivering his budget message in Springfield, but he is battling more than money problems this time around.
Woman Accuses Speaker Madigan's Office Of Covering Up Her Sexual Harassment ClaimsA 28-year-old political consultant who accused a longtime aide to House Speaker Mike Madigan of sexual harassment accused the speaker's office of a cover-up, and said the staffer, Kevin Quinn, never would have been fired if she hadn’t decided to go public with her story.
Speaker Madigan Fires Longtime Aide Kevin Quinn Amid Sexual Harassment ClaimsKevin Quinn allegedly made unwanted advances toward an unnamed woman and sent her "inappropriate text messages."
Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Paintings Unveiled At National Portrait GalleryNot only are the Obamas the first African-American president and first lady, but the artists who painted their portraits – Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald – are the first black painters to be commissioned by the gallery to create official presidential portraits.

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