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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.

Proposal for uniform admissions standards ignites controversy Proposal for uniform admissions standards ignites controversy

Proposal for uniform admissions standards ignites controversy

Rep. André Thapedi (D-Chicago), who was unsuccessful in pushing through similar legislation in 2018, is sponsoring a revised proposal this year to guarantee that any student who graduates from an accredited high school in Illinois and who meets certain academic standards would be guaranteed admission to any of the state’s public higher education institutions.

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