Illinois is becoming another Detroit and the circle of the small communities around it. This is decades of corruption that runs deep in the veins of our system. We are the state where big time mobs & gangsters first started developing. We have the centuries old admiration for the president who gave all human beings equal freedoms & protection under the law. Today Illinois is hanging on by a thread. Families are sinking further into despair. I hope this is the year they better get some more focused and honest legislative leaders in office. We have a history of the last four governors being sent to prison and no one can figure out how to get us out of this horrible mess. I will keep my focus in hoping to provide some help and awareness of addictions, mental health, the rising numbers of family rage, violence, sexual harm and even trafficking which happens inside our rural areas more than realized because who are our kids going to tell? Everyone around them knows their family, this means everyone usually dismisses what they say at all, or everyone will find out about what happened. This is the horrific truth about it and it’s just a normal part of our lives. As an Illinois Adult Survivor of this ugly pattern of life, I pray we involve people who truly want to repair our broken systems of crime, harm, and corruption across the state.
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) – Illinois lawmakers averted a shutdown of schools and avoided further uncertainty in government operations with a partial budget deal that funds education for a year and other areas for six months.
The Illinois Legislature passed a package of bills Thursday to complete an agreement by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic lawmakers after days of negotiations. But the deal means the state will still enter a second fiscal year Friday without a full budget and will likely extend the partisan fighting over a comprehensive spending plan past the November elections.
The partial budget ensures schools will operate for a full academic year and brings a sigh of relief for districts that wondered whether they could open at all. Schools will also get $500-million more dollars. No school district loses money compared with the current year. Districts that serve more low-income students will split a $250 million…
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