Illinois State Capitol

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Lawmakers Debate Illinois’ School Funding Formula

Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmakers opened talks on a bill that aims to even out disparities between districts by pumping more state dollars into poorer ones and giving less to the wealthiest.

11/19/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Quinn Makes Minor Changes To $35.7B Budget

The Chicago Democrat cut $250 million for renovations to the state Capitol from the $35.7 billion spending plan, saying the state can’t afford to move forward with improvements this year. He also said he has directed state agencies to make additional cuts, including selling half the state’s 21 airplanes.

06/30/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Daley Slams Governor On Capitol Renovation, Quinn Blocks Further Funds

Daley held a news conference Tuesday to blast Illinois’ 9.2 percent unemployment rate – the second worst in the nation, and the worst in the Midwest.

09/10/2013

New doors at the Statehouse. (CBS)

$670K Doors At State Capitol Inspire Jeers

Illinois State Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford has disavowed the controversial the $50 million dollar renovation going on at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, including expensive new doors at three entrances.

09/05/2013

Dan Rutherford

Treasurer Rutherford Releases Operation Reunite List

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford unveiled an updated Operation Reunite list of names now that several military medals have been returned to veterans.

12/07/2012

Holiday decorations have been set up in North School Park in Arlington Heights, including this snowman and a Christmas tree, but the village denied permission to a group to set up a Nativity scene in the park. (Credit: CBS)

Arlington Heights Says No To Nativity Scene For Local Park

The group that sets up Nativity scenes at Daley Plaza and the Illinois State Capitol has been denied permission to place a Nativity scene in a park in Arlington Heights.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Illinois State Capitol

State Treasurer To Give Tours Of Vault At Capitol

For the second year in a row, the public has a chance to see the inside of the Illinois Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol in Springfield.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2012

Gold-tipped black and white wingtips and a fallout shelter poster were among dozens of artifacts found in the State Capitol during renovations in late 2011. (Credit: Alex Degman)

Crews Find Several ‘Artifacts’ During Capitol Renovations

The Illinois State Capitol architect says dozens of artifacts have been discovered as crews continue tearing down walls in the building’s west wing during renovations at the statehouse.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Auditor: State Capitol Architect Lacks Long-Range Plans

The architect in charge at the Illinois State Capitol has come under fire for not properly planning for the future of the Capitol Complex.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Students To Rally At Capitol To Oppose Tax Break For Sears

Staff, parents and students from School District 300 in the northwestern suburbs were headed to Springfield on Monday to tell lawmakers they oppose extending existing tax incentives to keep Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

No Sign Of Movement On Ill. Tax Proposal

A proposal to raise taxes dramatically seems to be stuck in “park” at the Illinois state capitol.

01/09/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Medicaid Reform On Fast Track

Medicaid reform is on a fast track at the state Capitol, where it won a unanimous vote in the Senate today.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Illinois State Capitol

$137K To Fix Peeling Paint In State Capitol

Peeling paint inside the dome of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield will require expensive repair work.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2010