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State takes action against academy that serves children with disabilities State takes action against academy that serves children with disabilities

State takes action against academy that serves children with disabilities

Officials from multiple state agencies said Friday that they are cutting ties with a residential school that serves children in state care with mental and developmental disabilities after an independent review documented reports of mistreatment of youth at the facility.

State’s revenue picture improves as economy recovers State’s revenue picture improves as economy recovers

State’s revenue picture improves as economy recovers

Illinois budget officials said Thursday that revenues are flowing into state coffers at a faster pace than previously estimated, meaning lawmakers will have more money to work with as they try to finalize a new budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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