Illinois House

Politics
2:29 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Illinois House Gives Final OK to New Education Budget

The Illinois House has given final approval to a new state budget for education.

The legislation avoids cuts to elementary and secondary education and colleges and universities for the first time in several years. It also maintains funding for bilingual education, early childhood and transportation. But elementary and secondary school districts still will receive only 89 percent of what a state statute says they should get in general state aid.

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Politics
7:38 am
Tue February 5, 2013

IL House to Consider Road Funds, Child-Welfare Money

Credit www.wikipedia.com

An Illinois House committee has approved additional funding for state programs in a plan that takes advantage of new money for road building and shifts the savings from a closed prison to child-welfare services. The Executive Committee voted Monday to send the measure to the House floor. Transportation advocates want quick action on a $675 million addition to transit-construction plans so that more concrete can be laid this spring.

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Business
7:13 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Illinois House Passes Password Snooping Ban

The Illinois House wants to bar employers from asking workers and job applicants for access to social media like Facebook.  The legislation passed Thursday and now goes to the Senate.  Some employers, particularly law enforcement, have begun asking for passwords so they can review the online activities of job applicants.  Under the legislation, workers could file lawsuits if pressured to open up private accounts if they're denied a job for refusing. Employers could still ask for usernames to view public information online, and they can monitor work-owned computers.