Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 4:12 pm
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has unveiled what he says is phase three of his plans to "Restore Illinois." It's focused on how the state taxes businesses.
In a statement — he released the plan via social media, rather than at a live event — Rauner says he wants to close "special interest loopholes."
Like a tax break for buying a racehorse.
And, in a risky move as he seeks to win newspaper editorial boards' endorsements, he wants Illinois to begin taxing newsprint.
The Keokuk School Board failed to extend the contract for Superintendent Tim Hood during a special meeting Wednesday night.
The Burlington School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to two people.
WIU's Peace Corps Fellows program is receiving about $30,000 more in federal money this year. That's enough to let three more students enroll this fall.
Six more people are in custody as part of an investigation into the sale of heroin in western Illinois.