Illinois budget 3.30.10

Illinois budget 3.30.10

 

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If you have any questions, please contact editor Lisa Glowinski at 217-816-3343 or lglowinski@corp.gatehousemedia.com.

 

Here are the top Illinois stories coming today from GateHouse News Service. Stories are available at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com.

 

If your paper has a story, opinion piece or standalone photo to share, please e-mail it to Illinois@gatehousemedia.com.

 

 

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http://ghnewsroom.com

 

WAKE-UP CALL: Tuesday’s Wake Up Call! Are heavy rains impacting local agriculture?

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/carousel/x1447161985/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-Are-heavy-rains-impacting-local-agriculture

 

ASFS: From a New York editor: How ASFs can make Page 1 newsier.

http://www.ghnewsroom.com/design/asfs/x1447161793/From-a-New-Yor-editor-How-ASFs-can-make-Page-1-newsier

 

 

ILLINOIS STATEHOUSE
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/illinois_statehouse

 

STATE CAPITOL Q&A: A closer look at where bills are as the state legislature is on a two-week spring break, from what bills are moving so far to what's next when lawmakers return. Keith.

 

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. Feldt. VERY TENTATIVE. Will advise if the story will happen.

 

 

ILLINOIS OPINIONS

 

BRITT CARTOON: Illinois' 'Hall of Shame Portrait Gallery.'

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/illinois_statehouse/x1009765038/Britt-cartoon-Illinois-Hall-of-Shame-Portrait-Gallery

 

EDITORIAL: Trump should follow Illinois' lead and fire Blagojevich - At some point it became so painful to watch one almost had to avert his eyes. We're referring to Sunday night's episode of "Celebrity Apprentice," of course, where Rod Blagojevich could not figure out how to turn on a computer, explaining that "a lot of technology ... passed me by" when he was Illinois' governor with 60,000 people working and doing everything for him. "And before that I was a congressman, so I never had to learn it," he said. By The Journal Star.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions/editorials/x38424988/Editorial-Trump-should-follow-Illinois-lead-and-fire-Blagojevich

 

 

ILLINOIS LIFESTYLE

 

SOUP: Any hard work put into soup pays off -- Making soup - really good, praise-worthy soup - doesn't require a culinary degree or endless free time. It takes a little planning is all. And taking the time to build a homemade stock is best, but we give you some ideas to fudge that too in our time-saving tips. By Jennifer Davis.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1176898832/Any-hard-work-put-into-soup-pays-off

 

 

ILLINOIS SPORTS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/sports

 

ILLINI BACK TO WORK: Illinois football began spring practice Tuesday following a second straight losing season that triggered an overhaul with the coaching staff. The Illini realize the new coaches care little about last year's depth chart. By John Supinie. Moving by 9.45 p.m.

 

U OF I SECTION ON GHNS: Note that there is a section on GHNS devoted to University of Illinois sports. The page is here:

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports/college/big_10_illinois