Budget Cuts http://tspr.org en Illinois Tourism Sets Another Record http://tspr.org/post/illinois-tourism-sets-another-record <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;"><p>There were more than 100 million visitors to Illinois in 2013. State agencies aim to grow those numbers more in the face of budget cuts.&#160;<p>For the third year in a row, Illinois broke its own record for visitors to the state. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:46:08 +0000 Hannah Meisel 56536 at http://tspr.org Illinois Tourism Sets Another Record State Fair Officials: Can't Follow State Law Due To Budget Cuts http://tspr.org/post/state-fair-officials-cant-follow-state-law-due-budget-cuts <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Wikimedia Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/harness_racing.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit -- and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/06/2014-06-27-state-fair-horses-1.mp3" class="asset-audio">As Hannah Meisel reports, state off Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:13:31 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55818 at http://tspr.org State Fair Officials: Can't Follow State Law Due To Budget Cuts Galesburg Draft Budget Cuts Jobs http://tspr.org/post/galesburg-draft-budget-cuts-jobs <p>Galesburg may let go several city staff as part of millions in cuts to next year&rsquo;s budget. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:25:07 +0000 Scott Stuntz 41874 at http://tspr.org Galesburg Draft Budget Cuts Jobs WIU Profs Say Sequester will Hit the State Hard http://tspr.org/post/wiu-profs-say-sequester-will-hit-state-hard <p>A couple of experts believe the federal spending cuts known as the sequester will hit Illinois “harder than average.” Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:50:47 +0000 Scott Stuntz 30807 at http://tspr.org WIU Profs Say Sequester will Hit the State Hard Keokuk Keeps Science Teacher http://tspr.org/post/keokuk-keeps-science-teacher <p>The Keokuk School Board approved more than $600,000 in cuts to next year&rsquo;s budget during last night&rsquo;s meeting.&nbsp; There was one exception, though, which earned the board plenty of applause.</p><p>The board met for about 2 &frac12; hours last night, in front of roughly 30 students, parents, and teachers at the former Torrence Elementary.</p><p>About a half-dozen of them spoke during the meeting, including three current students, with most calling for the board to not eliminate a half-time high school science position.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 04:54:59 +0000 Jason Parrott 11711 at http://tspr.org Keokuk Keeps Science Teacher