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Some Lawmakers Skipping Special Session – 7/26/17

July 26th, 2017
  >>Some Lawmakers Skipping Special Session There could be a lot of empty seats at the Illinois Capitol for the first day of special session. Lawmakers are due back at the statehouse in Springfield at noon today, but yesterday two Chicago lawmakers announced that they're not coming. State Rep Kelly Cassidy and State Rep Ann Williams yesterday said they will instead stay in Chicago and help get schools in the city ready for the return of students. Williams says she has no desire to "play political games" this week.

Speaker Madigan: Special Session Is Political Theater – 7/26/17

July 26th, 2017
>>Speaker Madigan: Special Session Is Political Theater The top Democrat at the Illinois Capitol is dismissing the latest special session as political theater. House Speaker Mike Madigan yesterday sent a letter to lawmakers explaining that there is nothing for the Illinois House to do during this week's special session on education funding. Madigan says the Illinois Senate is holding on to the latest school funding plan. Madigan added that he doesn't see a need to have lawmakers return to the Capitol, he's urging Governor Rauner to simply sign the law and allow schools to open next month.

“The Daily Show” Coming To Chicago This Fall – 7/26/17

July 26th, 2017
>>"The Daily Show" Coming To Chicago This Fall "The Daily Show" is coming to Chicago this fall. Host Trevor Noah will be taping shows October 16th through the 19th at the Athenaeum Theatre. The shows will be titled "The Daily Show" Undesked Chicago 2017: Let's Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold.

Governor Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back To Capitol For School Funding – 7/25/17

July 25th, 2017
>>Governor Rauner Calls Lawmakers Back To Capitol For School Funding Illinois' governor is ordering another special session, this time to decide how to pay for schools. Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday made good on his promise to call a special session to pressure Democrats in the Illinois Senate to send him their school funding plan. The governor wants to strip out money for Chicago schools, but also wants to give lawmakers enough time to react before school starts next month. The special session starts tomorrow at noon in Springfield.

Southern Illinois Farmers Waiting For Rain – 7/25/17

July 25th, 2017
>>Southern Illinois Farmers Waiting For Rain While northern Illinois is dealing with too much rain, farmers in southern Illinois are dealing with not enough. The latest USDA Crop Report for Illinois, released yesterday, shows more than 80-percent of farmers in southwestern Illinois say their fields are short or very short of moisture. The report says northwestern Illinois received four-point-eight-six inches of rain last week, southwestern Illinois saw a little more than a quarter of an inch.