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Stories with person: Barbara Flynn Currie
  • Illinois lawmakers fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 7:27 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public park land as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while also paving the way for Star Wars creator George Lucas' proposed museum on the city's lakefront.

  • Hopes dim for school funding formula overhaul's passage 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 12:40 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Despite a revamp to ease partisan and regional opposition, Illinois lawmakers now see little chance of passing legislation this session that would overhaul the state's outdated school funding formula for the first time in two decades.