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Chicago school funding is sticking point

The state’s elected leaders agree a deal is needed to ensure all schools can open and stay open, but differ on how much to...

AFSCME gets a jump on talking strike

As if things between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees aren’t contentious enough, the union is calling...

Father’s Day, NBA Game 7 cost Cook County taxpayers

For the second time in two months, the Cook County Department of Corrections had to lock down inmates because of a mass guard call-off....