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    EDITORIAL: We've seen little action out of the state Legislature
    4/17/2005 -

    Southern Illinoisan
    There's been plenty of talk, but little action. Gov. Rod Blagojevich recently issued a call to raise education standards for graduating high school students and wants to milk more money out of the state's riverboat gambling casinos. But that doesn't solve the long-term funding problem, nor does it increase student performance to the desired, improved levels. All of this is just trimming around the edges, not getting to the heart of the problem.
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    Gov kicks off '05, re-election bid with a bang
    1/17/2005 -

    Rockford Register Star
    If you're following the adventures of Gov. Rod Blagojevich and you're confused or you feel like your intelligence as a citizen has been insulted, consider it an indication that you're perfectly reasonable and sane.
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    Editorial: Budget warnings lost on state senators
    1/17/2005 -

    Decatur Herald & Review
    If you've ever wondered whether the Illinois General Assembly understands the financial pressure the state is under, you can stop.
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    State board still awaits education budget
    1/15/2005 -

    Belleville News Democrat
    Normally at this time of year, the State Board of Education would have created its annual budget proposal for Illinois public schools.
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    2 top leaders challenge legislature
    1/13/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    The top two lawmakers in the Illinois General Assembly, including Gov. Rod Blagojevich's highest-ranking legislative ally, kicked off their new legislative session on Wednesday by issuing challenges on budget policy and education reform that will test the governor's mettle as a leader.
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    Madigan sees rough road ahead
    1/13/2005 -

    Peoria Journal Star
    As a new General Assembly was sworn into office Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Madigan warned of tough times ahead, while Senate President Emil Jones said he wants to tackle the thorny issue of school funding reform.
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    Festive atmosphere belies hard work for new Legislature
    1/13/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    Cheerful lawmakers and their families filled the state Capitol Wednesday as a new General Assembly was sworn into office, but the good mood was tempered by talk of serious problems that lie ahead.
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    Obama a big hit in Lockport
    1/12/2005 -

    Chicago Tribune
    On Tuesday in Lockport, Barack Obama held his first town hall meeting since being sworn in as a U.S. senator, but for the 500 Will County residents who attended, the event was more like a happening.
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    Welcome to the 94th General Assembly....
    1/12/2005 -
    Students First Illinois

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