Statewide Update—Dec. 23, 2010

  • Daily Herald—Preckwinkle gets support for 21% budget cuts“Preckwinkle has estimated that the county budget deficit is $487 million against last year’s spending figure of $3.5 billion. The 21 percent cuts reflect a 16 percent cut annually…”
  • State Journal Register—IDOT, railroads reach $1.1 billion deal on high-speed rail: “The Illinois Department of Transportation has reached agreement with Amtrak and the Union Pacific Railroad to allow $1.1 billion in improvements for high-speed passenger rail between St. Louis and Chicago.”
  • Southtown Star—District 227 concludes party probe“Those interviewed denied that a noose or an effigy of the principal was present, and no one could remember how the poster got into the fire.”

 

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