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Report: State budget woes worse than previously thought Report: State budget woes worse than previously thought

Report: State budget woes worse than previously thought

The state of Illinois faces a potential budget deficit of $3.2 billion in the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1, far more than former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration projected late last year. That’s the conclusion of a report issued Friday by newly-elected Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

Green energy group announces plan to move Illinois toward 100 percent renewable energy Green energy group announces plan to move Illinois toward 100 percent renewable energy

Green energy group announces plan to move Illinois toward 100 percent renewable energy

Rep. Will Davis, a Hazel Crest Democrat, plans to introduce legislation in the next two weeks that would move Illinois toward 100 percent renewable energy. “The renewable energy industry is ready to invest billions of dollars in our state and deliver the clean, homegrown energy our citizens want,” Davis said.

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