Dan Kotowski http://wuis.org en Bipartisan Call To Work Together On Budget http://wuis.org/post/bipartisan-call-work-together-budget <p>Two state senators say partisan bickering over the state's budget should be set aside for the sake of Illinois residents. &nbsp;</p><p>Park Ridge Democrat Dan Kotowski and McHenry Republican Pam Althoff touted the results of a survey of Illinois residents at a Tuesday news conference in Chicago. &nbsp;</p><p>Kotowski says both Democrats and Republicans want many of the same things out of the state's budget. That includes more of the state's budget being put toward growing businesses, ensuring public safety and improving infrastructure. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:36:11 +0000 Associated Press 11972 at http://wuis.org Bipartisan Call To Work Together On Budget On Schools Budget, Republicans Say Not Enough http://wuis.org/post/schools-budget-republicans-say-not-enough <p>Another key component of the Illinois state budget moved through the General Assembly on Wednesday. The Democrats' spending plan prevents what could have been steep cuts for schools, but Republicans say students outside Chicago are getting shortchanged.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Democrats are approving mostly level funding for elementary and high schools in Illinois. That's significant because education spending, like most areas of the state budget, has been cut in recent years. And Gov. Pat Quinn's budget proposal said even deeper cuts would be necessary.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3459 at http://wuis.org Return the Sick Puppy in the Window http://wuis.org/post/return-sick-puppy-window <p></p><p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">Consumers who unwittingly buy a diseased animal from a pet store could get their money back under a measure approved by the Illinois Senate.&nbsp;</p><p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 11:55:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 2037 at http://wuis.org