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  1. By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - A prominent Illinois Republican has resigned from the state legislature, citing multiple incidents of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts set up in his name in recent weeks. "After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service," Representative Ron Sandack, House Republican floor leader, said in a resignation letter dated ...

  2. Illinois governor apologizes for calling teachers illiterate

    Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 22 11:28 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiterate" and principals as "incompetent," but said he was frustrated by the pace of change in the nation's third-largest school system.

  3. Job report: Illinois loses 2,200 jobs in June

    Bureau County RepublicanJul 25 12:39 PM

    CHICAGOIllinois lost 2,200 jobs in June, according to a report released Monday, July 25, by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data show Illinois’ economy remains stagnant with the report showing a net job loss and a significant workforce dropout.

  4. CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiterate" and principals as "incompetent," but said he was frustrated by the pace of change in the nation's third-largest school system.

  5. CHICAGOIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as “virtually illiterate” and principals as “incompetent,” but said he was frustrated by the pace of change in the nation’s third-largest school system. Before the Republican governor could even make the apology, several protesters interrupted […]

  6. Rauner once called Chicago teachers 'virtually illiterate'

    Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 21 06:36 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was forced to issue an apology Thursday for contending in an email sent in 2011 that half of Chicago Public Schools teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of its principals are "incompetent."

  7. CHICAGOIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has apologized for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago Public Schools teachers as “virtually illiterate” and principals as “incompetent.” The Republican governor told reporters Friday that the comments were “inaccurate,” ”intemperate,” and he apologized to teachers. But he added that the pace of change in the nation’s third-largest […]

  8. CHICAGOIllinois State Police closed one direction of a major Chicago area expressway after a fiery morning vehicle crash.

    Rauner renews call for term limits - The State Journal-Register

  9. Illinois delegates agree with Wasserman Schultz resignation

    Journal Gazette & Times-CourierJul 25 11:30 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois delegates agree with Democratic chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's decision to resign from the leadership post after the Democratic National Convention.

  10. Rauner apologizes for calling Chicago teachers illiterate

    The State Journal-RegisterJul 22 10:44 AM

    CHICAGOIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiterate" and principals as "incompetent," but said he was frustrated by the pace of change in the nation's third-largest school system.Before the Republican governor could even make the apology, several protesters interrupted his opening remarks at a ...

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