Illinois budget 3.31.10
Illinois budget 3.31.10
NEW SITE LAUNCHES: The news service received a makeover his week. To learn more about the changes, follow this link: http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/carousel/x1336920128/Welcome-to-the-new-GHNS
UPDATE: To read the latest news on the new site, check out editor Lisa Glowinski’s blog at http://lisaglowinski.ghnewsroom.com.
Here are the top Illinois stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com.
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- Lisa Glowinski, 217-816-3343, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Toeset, 630-348-3356 (office), 630-835-8870 (mobile), email@example.com
WAKE-UP CALL: Is removing a dog’s barker right?
EASTER IDEAS: Pastors, bunnies and chocolate – hop on these Easter story ideas.
RACE TO THE TOP: With Illinois out of the initial run for federal money for school improvements, what happens now with significant reforms approved to lure the money -- including stronger teacher evaluations opposed by unions -- and what does the state to improve its shot for a second round of competition. We talk with school officials and union leaders about the next steps. Feldt.
BRITT CARTOON: Simon and Quinnfunkel go on tour.
MICHELLE TEHEUX: I'm going to have to ask you to calm down - Whenever I really get on a roll, my teenager can usually turn my rant into laughter by saying, in his best cop-like tones, “Ma’am, I’m going to have to ask you to calm down.” For all you folks who can’t stop panicking at the health care bill, I have this to say: “Folks, I’m going to have to ask you to calm down.”
ILLINI UPDATE: Illinois football coach Ron Zook and basketball coach Bruce Weber meet the media Wednesday. Expected topics are NCAA basketball expansion and Zook's job status. By John Supinie. Moving by 6 p.m.
NOTE: The news service will longer be putting out a daily budget in this form, as editor Lisa Glowinski noted in an e-mail earlier today. We will continue to post University of Illinois and Bears content, and we will post budget lines and stories to the University of Illinois and Illinois Sports sections on the news service, so keep tabs on these sections if you use such content: